I’m an experienced Psychiatric Nurse. I’ve taught nurses in many capacities and I teach nursing for various colleges. I came to nursing by an unusual path. Unique, to my knowledge. How many nurses have been patients many times over where they work? How many attended Harvard Medical School prior to nursing? Unique.
This project of mine focuses on mental health from three main perspectives:
1) Psychiatric nursing: tips, education, and training. The material I offer is deeply evidence-based and often available nowhere else within health care education: nursing and otherwise.
2) Mental health as experienced by those with mental illnesses, and
3) The interface between the prior two groups. We would all do well, far better than we ever have done to date, to get along far better than we have. We act far too often as adversaries; in fact, we are natural allies with much to offer each other. Both nurses and patients who fail to see these truths suffer badly as a result.
As a longstanding, experienced, insightful, and talented member of both groups placed across an unfortunate and completely useless divide – nurses and patients – I offer myself as an informal ambassador, coach, and teacher:
I experience depression sometimes. It deeply informs my practice and teaching. Experience is the best teacher of all, don’t you think?
I developed, tested, refined and teach Golden Rule Care, a training program I’m building so nurses can get more done and have more fun at work by interacting more effectively with their patients. I’m working on a book about it; in the meantime, I offer tips.
Everything I offer here is based on these values and goals. I serve humanity and build a lasting legacy. Along the way, alas, I must earn a living and fund my efforts. Such is life. yes? It’s not my goal but it’s a requirement along the way. A man and his family must eat…
Given such realities, and in light of the promise this work has shown after decades of work without income, I have begun to build my transition. In time I will make this effort my career, not just a hobby.
As part of this transition, I have become a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking products discussed on this blog with amazon.com. Although I plan to focus on books, we shall see where this path leads. As always, I welcome your feedback. You teach me as I teach you: that’s how it works!
To Contact Me (Please Do!):
LinkedIn: Greg Mercer
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