Short-term nursing therapy: a conceptual model for inpatient psychiatric care.

@article{Nix1986ShorttermNT,
  title={Short-term nursing therapy: a conceptual model for inpatient psychiatric care.},
  author={J E Nix and Katie Dillon},
  journal={Hospital & community psychiatry},
  year={1986},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={493-6}
}
As a result of changing perspectives in psychiatric practice and increasing fiscal limits imposed by legislative and economic issues, psychiatric nurses have found their traditional models of practice challenged by shortened lengths of stay and the need for more efficient assessment and treatment. Short-term nursing therapy, which draws on the principles of crisis intervention and brief psychotherapy, was developed to provide psychiatric nurses with a cohesive, comprehensive nursing philosophy… CONTINUE READING

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