Question by Emo Princess: Do mental health nurses sometimes do ordinary nurse jobs?
I know mental health nurses are different, but do they sometimes have to carry our ordinary nursing tasks, as they both require the Common Foundation Programme. I’m really interested in the mond and mental health, but I also like the general nursing side.
If they do normal nursing tasks, what do they do?
Do they do any procedures that Adult nurses would do, eg sutring,administering drugs via cannula etc
Would i be quailfied to specialise in something like sexual health at a later date if i do Mental Health?
Answer by Steffie
Nurses wear many hats in their positions. Meeting the individual care plan need of patients would require all tasks. There is no cookie cutter for patient care all levels of physical abilities and cognitive function. The level of “ordinary” care would depend on the patient load.
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