Journal article

Early career mental health nurses' emotional experiences in specialist eating disorder units, Victoria, Australia.

Hosu Ryu, Bridget Hamilton, Bronwyn Tarrant

Int J Ment Health Nurs | Published : 2021

Abstract

The treatment of consumers with eating disorders requires skilled clinicians due to the psychological and medical complexities of the illness. However, a volume of research shows that clinicians report negative feelings, such as anxiety, frustration and anger when providing care for consumers with eating disorders. Limited research explores mental health nurses' experiences working in a specialist eating disorder inpatient unit. This study aimed to explore early career mental health nurses' experiences working in such a unit in Australia. A descriptive qualitative method was used, incorporating a stage of theoretical analysis informed by psychodynamic concepts. A total of six nurses were int..

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