What do psychiatric mental health nurses pmhn do psychiatric mental health nursing is a specialty within nursing psychiatric mental health registered nurses work with individuals families groups and communities assessing their mental health needs. Psychiatric nursing or mental health nursing is the appointed position of a nurse that specialises in mental health and cares for people of all ages experiencing mental illnesses or distressthese include schizophrenia schizoaffective disorder mood disorders anxiety disorders personality disorders eating disorders suicidal thoughts psychosis paranoia and self harm. The american psychiatric nurses association defines psychiatric mental health nursing as specialty practice focusing on the identification of mental health issues prevention of mental health . Mental health nurse mental health nurses also work closely with patients who have mental health issues they are experts in assessing diagnosing and treating people with psychiatric problems mental health nurses work as part of a team to provide total medical care for the patient some of the common duties of a mental health nurse include. Jpmnh reviewer of the year award 2017 gillian strudwick has been recognized as the 2017 reviewer of the year in acknowledgement of her exceptional service to the journal
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