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Mental health nursing: ‘The accumulation of marginal gains’

Results in mental health care can be slow but the rewards are vast, especially for nurses with the right qualities, says Ian Hulatt.
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Results in mental health care can be slow but the rewards are vast, especially for nurses with the right qualities, says Ian Hulatt

If you’re attracted to a job in a high-tech environment, surrounded by machinery, flashing lights and lots of medical drama, look away now, as this article is not for you.

I am going to ask you to consider mental health nursing: an area characterised by a focus on interpersonal relationships and the use of personal qualities and knowledge to help people during their most desperate times.

Sometimes the pace of work can seem slow and frustrating, but just as it takes many years for an early event to make itself known as a period of mental distress, so the help you offer

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