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Indian Nursing Council in collaboration with ISPN commemorate World Mental Health Day

Our Bureau, Mumbai
Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 16:20 Hrs  [IST]

Indian Nursing Council (INC) in collaboration with the Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurses (ISPN) commemorated the World Mental Health Day themed, ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’ on 10th October, 2021.

The dignitaries attending the webinar were Dr T Dileep Kumar, president, INC, Dr Ashok MV, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, St John’s Medical College Hospital, Bengaluru, Dr Roy K George, president, TNAI, Dr Arun Jyoti Baruah, Prof and HoD, Department of Psychiatric Nursing, LGBRIMH, Tezpur and Dr G Radhakrishnan, general secretary, and Dr. G Balamurugan, joint secretary, ISPN.

Dr. Ashok M V, highlighted the successful models of involving nurses in integrating mental health services and also emphasized the importance of integrated mental health training of professionals including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, etc.

Dr. Arunjyoti Baruah shared her experience in reaching the unreached population during this Covid-19 pandemic and emphasized the importance of tele counseling, community sensitization programs, awareness campaigns at anganwadi, schools, etc.

The survey highlighted some of the common mental health issues experienced by nurses and midwives as fear, burnout, anxiety, and fatigue followed by stress, depression, insomnia, and work-life imbalance. Other issues include mental fatigue, phobia, grief, insecurity and helplessness.

Dr T Dileep Kumar, president, Indian Nursing Council delivered the presidential address and shared insights from a survey jointly conducted with ISPN on the psychological and mental wellbeing of nurses, “The pandemic showcased the extraordinary efforts by nurses in taking care of patients across India. While they continued with their invaluable service, they were also affected by psychological and mental issues as highlighted through the findings of the survey.”

Dr G Radhakrishnan, general secretary, ISPN said, “A compromise on the mental health of our nurses and midwives adversely affects healthcare delivery, patient care and safety. Research highlights that a nurse’s role is closely linked to patient safety and unilaterally drives home the importance of the psychological health of nurses being free from anxiety, depression, and stress to carry out their functions and be strongly motivated to continue their invaluable service.’

One of the primary ways of supporting nurses and midwifes in the health sector is to reduce their work-related stress by improving working conditions. This includes implementing appropriate salaries, flexible schedules, adequate nurse staffing, and creating jobs that allow career growth as well as retention of aging nurses to continue so that they can remain in the workforce longer.


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