Psychiatric (Mental Health) Nursing

Department Overview

The department of Psychiatric Nursing aims to impart quality education in the field of Mental Health Nursing to Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate Nursing students providing quality care in the areas of Preventive, Promotive, Curative and Rehabilitative aspects of Mental Health nursing.

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Purpose

This course will help the students to build in depth knowledge of psychiatric nursing, various therapeutic modalities used in the field of psychiatry and role of the nurse. To appreciate latest trends and identify researchable area in the field of psychiatric nursing and utilize research findings in their practice.

Objectives of the Department:

  • Develop a positive attitude in the care of mentally ill patients
  • Develop a skill in history taking and Mental Status Examination
  • Develop communication skills
  • Give the highest quality of care by applying psychiatric nursing approach
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the multidisciplinary team in the hospital and in the community for the promotion of mental health
  • Create awareness about the problems of individuals at different developmental stages
  • Provide preventive, promotive and rehabilitative care to mentally ill client in the hospitals and in the community.

Other Activities

  • Observation of World Mental Health Day, World Suicide Prevention Day and World Alzheimer’s Day
  • Regular Outreach programmes in the schools and community
  • Regular Continuing Nursing Education for departmental faculty
  • Attending professional development programmes

Head Of Department

Psychiatric Nursing HOD

NEWS AND EVENTS

13 Feb 2019
Guest Lecture – Overview of Psychiatry MSE Suicide

On 13th of February 2019, a guest lecture was conducted on psychiatry by Department of Psychiatric in Kadamba hall.

22 Nov 2018
Collage Competition – Stigma And Discrimination Of Mental Illness

Department of psychiatric nursing conducted a collage competition for 3rd year basic B Sc nursing students on the theme Stigma And Discrimination Of Mental Illness On November 22nd 2018.

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