1. Medical Duties
A nurse in a psychiatric setting helps to implement theplan of care, as set forth by the doctor and followshis treatment orders. she takes care of the patient,carefully chart every detail of her interactions withand observations of patients, as well as vitalmedical information.
2. Nurse clinician
As the nurse cares for each of her patients, sheexamine him and institute a plan of care, coming upwith certain nursing diagnoses and care plans foreach diagnosis. These plans depend on eachpatient's specific problem and is tailored to eachpatient's special needs.