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.