Melike Ertem was born in Ankara in 12 September 1985. She studied in Afyon until high education then she went on her higher education in Karabük. She got her bachelor’s degree at Ege University Nursing Faculty in 2008. After graduation, she started to work at Dokuz Eylul University Hospital Newborn Premature intensive care unit. At the beginning of 2009, she started to work as a research assisstant at Bolu Health School at Psychiatric Nursing Programme in Bolu. She completed her master education at Duzce University. She voluntarily counselled psychological at Elder Health Center in Bolu. During this time, she studied with elderly diagnosed cancer, alzheimer, diabetes mellitus, hypertansion, etc. She studied at Europen Union Grundving Life Long Lerning Project which named "Training and Psyco-Social Therapy for Informal Caretakers of Bedridden Disabled Individuals". After getting postgraduate degree in 2012, she began to study PhD programme at Dokuz Eylül University Psychiatric Nursing Department in İzmir and completed in 2016. She has been studying motivational interviews with patients diagnosed chronic mental diseases. She has published papers in reputed journals and oral –poster presentations at conferences.
1. Schizohrenia and caring 2. Motivational Interview 3. Motivational Interview and patients with chronic mental diseases 4. Therapeutic approach for patients with chronic mental diseases 5. Transactional Analysis Theory and interpersonal interaction 6. Interpersonal Relations 7. Interaction and communication with elderly, Alzheimer disease 8. Community Mental Health Services 9. Chronic Mental Health Diseases and Nursing care