Roles of Psychiatry Nurses Within a Therapeutic Environment of Psychiatry Clinics in Turkey

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Abstract

OBJECT:

The object of this study is to determine the roles of psychiatry nurses within the therapeutic environment of psychiatry clinics in Turkey.

METHODS:

This study was performed in a cross-sectional and descriptive design in 195 institutes comprising psychiatry clinics in Turkey.

RESULTS:

When the responsibilities of nurses for clinical activities were asked, the following answers were obtained: playing with patients or painting at a rate of 54,4%. It was determined that in the majority of psychiatry clinics, there were educational activities which were conducted by nurses.

CONCLUSION:

The researchers propose that the increase in the roles and responsibilities of nurses in such activities be supported.

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