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Psychiatric care

Coping with everyday life as the core of psychiatric nursing care

Nurses accompany patients during their stay in hospital and are usually available 24 hours a day. In the event of questions, concerns and crises, nurses take on a mediating role between patients and the demands of everyday hospital life.

Psychiatric nursing is focused on the effects of symptoms of illness or restrictions in the context of everyday activities. Core tasks, which can be derived from this, concentrate on a problem-solving and relationship process that pursues the goal of coping with everyday life. In this process, the needs and the striving for well-being of the patients are placed in the foreground. This is achieved by maintaining, adapting or restoring physical, psychological and social functions as well as by providing assistance with existential experiences.


Nursing Management

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E-mail address: Silvia.Brand@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Nursing process as a model for action

The nursing process is based on the mission statement of the nursing service of the University Hospital of Tübingen. During the nursing process, the need for nursing care is ascertained and - based on this - the planning, organisation, implementation, documentation and evaluation of nursing services take place. Nurses advise, support and guide patients and their caregivers. In addition, nurses carry out measures ordered by doctors as well as measures within the framework of medical diagnostics and therapy. Interdisciplinary cooperation with other professional groups is particularly important to us, with the aim of developing inter-professional solutions to health problems.

Theory and practice of psychiatric nursing

Nursing orientates its actions on nursing science findings, theoretical principles and evidence-based treatment concepts. The focus here is on promoting resources and strengthening patient autonomy. This is implemented, among other things, in various skill trainings (training of social, psychological and everyday practical skills), psychoeducation (information about the respective illness and its treatment) and the support of patients beyond their stay in hospital. In order to ensure that the latest findings and developments are incorporated into nursing practice, the University Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy offers continuing education in psychiatry for nursing professions.

Further nursing services or therapy offers

  • Climbing and adventure therapy
  • De-escalation training
  • Complementary therapies (e.g. aroma care)
  • Medication training
  • Dance group
  • Relatives group
  • Assistance with tobacco cessation

Certificates and Associations