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Nursing Care at the Austen Riggs Center: A Relational Approach
Nursing at Riggs is different from many other psychiatric settings. In this video series, Riggs nursing staff members engage in conversation about the challenging and rewarding work they do in a completely open and voluntary setting.
In the video below, Primary Charge Nurse Diane Heckman, RN; Mental Health Worker Brian O'Gara; Mental Health Worker Jennifer Morse speak about the important role of nursing in fostering meaningful relationships with patients to support them during their treatment.
Check back next week to watch Video 4 - Examined Living: A Nursing Conversation at the Austen Riggs Center.
Watch Video 1 - Austen Riggs Nurses Discuss the Open Setting
Watch Video 2 - Austen Riggs Center: A Unique Psychiatric Nursing Approach