Psychiatric nurses are under extreme pressure and have to carry out a heavy workload in a very short time. They must show a professional work-attitude, be team-capable and care for the persons to be supervised, ac-cording to scientific and ethical requirements, competently and profes-sionally. Confrontation with difficult and problematical situations in psychi-atric care counts as one of occupational attendant circumstances. This thesis is designed to bring difficult situations home to psychiatrically inter-ested people, caregivers in psychiatric departments and teachers for health and patient care and to present solutions in practice and theory. This master's dissertation within the framework of the university course for teachers of health care and nursing is based on a critical analysis of cur-rent literature. In the first part, it deals with the difficult situations of psy-chiatric care. There are many difficult situations in psychiatric care and just as many possible solutions. In the present thesis these are illuminated and differences are demonstrated. In the second part, solution strategies, which are available for nurses are presented. In the third part will be ex-plained what teachers for health care and patient care can do to prepare trainees for coping with difficult situations and what possible teaching methods are available to convey these difficult situations in psychiatric care. As dissimilar difficult situations can be within the framework of care, as different are the methods that can be applied. Under certain conditions, the use of these methods can do a lot and make the elaboration of com-plex topics, as well as handling of difficult situations in the psychiatric care easier.