Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title or Book Title

Open Journal of Nursing

Volume

4

Issue

13

Version

Publisher's PDF

DOI

10.4236/ojn.2014.413096

Abstract

Medical surgical nurses frequently care for patients with psychiatric disorders as one in four people have a diagnosed psychiatric disorder. Since these nurses specialize in medical surgical nursing, they often feel they lack the expertise to care for patients with co-morbid psychiatric problems. This article presents three case studies and delineates nursing care strategies which could assist the medical-surgical nurses in caring for this population.

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