Psychiatric nurses have important role in promoting and supporting the mental health patients because usually they are involved during the care process throughout the recovery and can be one of the main direct care providers. This studies main interest is to have better understanding about the nurses role in caring for mental health patients. The study can be useful for nurses for future knowledge when caring for patients with mental health illnesses. The aim is to explore the important ways that nurses can promote the recovery of the patient in the findings from both patient’s experiences and nurse’s experiences. This study is investigated as literature review that fall under qualitative systematic literature review, in inductive way. In the theoretical background, the concepts of mental health, mental illness, mental health promotion, psychiatric nursing, and mental health recovery will be presented. Barker’s theory “Tidal Model of Mental Recovery” fits well in the concept for nursing care in psychiatric nursing and form the theoretical framework in this study. Three main themes resulted in this study: importance of nurse-patient engagement, importance for patients to feel human being and feeling cared about, importance for patients to understand the treatment
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