Episode 34: January 23, 2019 - Psychiatric Nursing: Caring for the Whole Person

Are you concerned about meeting the needs of patients with mental health conditions? Join Dr. Renee Bauer for this podcast to learn about the importance of listening, communicating, and practicing professional presence.

Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN

Indiana State University

Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN, is an associate professor at Indiana State University. Dr. Bauer teaches classes that encompass assessment to medical-surgical nursing and has been the director of second degree students for the past 8 years. She has more than 25 years of experience as a nurse (primarily in a psychiatric setting), and her work has been published by more than 25 publications. She is an officer of Sigma Theta Tau honor society, and a member of other organizations such as the National League of Nursing and the Indiana State Board of Nursing. She is currently pursuing a certificate to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Disclosure: There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content of the activity. No conflict of interest to report

Renee Bauer, PhD, MS, RN
Associate Professor, Indiana State University

Infusion nurses manage care for patients of all ages and in all care settings. Many have multiple therapeutic needs, including mental health care. A holistic nursing approach is important when managing care for patients with mental health conditions. Listening attentively, asking open-ended questions, practicing presence of self, and developing therapeutic relationships are essential elements of providing nursing care. Listen in as Dr. Renee Bauer discusses her passion for psychiatric nursing and communication methods that will strengthen your nursing skills.

1. National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental illness awareness week. https://www.nami.org/Get-Involved/Awareness-Events/Mental-Illness-Awareness-Week. Accessed January 7, 2019. 


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