ROLE OF A NURSE IN THE CARE OF THE PSYCHOLOGICALLY ILL

ROLE OF A NURSE IN THE CARE OF THE PSYCHOLOGICALLY ILL

The nurse acts as a part of a therapeutic team, where, in
addition to her traditional work, she has the opportunity to take an active
part in other aspects of treatment. Her career objective job in nursing training in Kolkata is to work with the team to enable each patient to get better and return back to the community.

The following are some important tasks of a nurse in a psychiatric set-up.

1. The nurse often has the opportunity to intervene in a behavior problem
on the spot which if ignored or allowed to continue would aggravate the
patient’s psychological condition.

2. The nurse should conduct brief counseling with patients and their
families. Such counseling may be formally structured or may take place
in informal situations keeping the main focus on helping the patients communicating more clearly.

3. The technical aspects of patient care represent another major role of
the nurse. She manages the distribution of drugs, carries out medical
treatment, and assists in physical methods of treatment.

4. Reporting is another main task. The nurse has to record, assess and
report to the psychiatrist her observations regarding the patient’s
behavior, the interaction between the patient and members of his
family, the effects of drugs and other forms of treatment, the patient’s
physical status, etc.

5. The nurse plays the role of a surrogate mother when she takes care
of the activities of daily living. She keeps him clean, helps him in the elimination, exercises his inactive limb, and makes sure that he
gets sufficient nourishment by a well-balanced diet. Exploiting this
relationship to the fullest can result in a considerable therapeutic benefit
to the patient.

6. Health education is another important role. The nurse helps patients
learn physical and mental hygiene.

7. The nurse motivates the patient to participate actively in rehabilitation
programs like occupational therapy, industrial therapy, and recreation
therapy.

8. The nurse in a psychiatric set-up also guides and supervises the
functions of other paramedical personnel in the ward. These staff
members work closely with the patients and depend on the nurse for
directions and guidance.

9. The nurse as a helping and caring person makes the patient feel
supported and reassured. Thus, the nurse acts like a psychotherapist.
Nurses also conduct family therapy and group therapy in a co-therapist
situation or alone or as part of a team. The nursing role in crisis intervention
and suicide prevention is very vital.

10. A psychiatric nurse has to play different roles according to the setting.
Her job may be looking after demented elderly inpatients at one set-
up and working in a therapeutic community run for adolescents in
another. Other varied situations include the acute admission ward of a
large psychiatric hospital, community work, where patients are seen in
their own homes, attachment to a psychiatric department in a general
hospital, administrative work, and work in a day hospital or out-patient
clinic.

Thus, in the care of the psychologically ill, the nurse has many roles to
play. She is:
1. An assistant
2. A caretaker
3. Well-wisher
4. Listener
5. Observer
6. Therapist
7. Motivator
8. Teacher
9. Surrogate mother
10. Administrator
11. Healer

WHO WE ARE?

MNG Academy & MNG Healthcare is the leading Nursing Practical training institute in Kolkata & West Bengal. Where we provide tuition & coaching on anatomy, physiology, psychology, microbiology, biochemistry, nutrition, health and hygiene, first-aid & other nursing and pharmacy subjects. Assured  Placement Opportunities for those who have completed their GNM, Auxiliary Nursing & Family Welfare Training, B. Sc. Nursing, Diploma in Pharmacy, Nursing Assistant, Diploma in Fire and Safety Management & other job-related courses from anywhere in India.

The educational safety environment at MNG Academy & MNG Healthcare is very good. Our USP is not only to provide proper knowledge to students but also we teach students how to crack the interview board, how to do first aid, meditation, mock test, grooming, PPT presentation, how we serve society as a nursing assistant where patient care is our main objective.

Our Mission & Vision:

We aim to deliver the highest in learning in both theoretical & practical learning in terms of medical profession & career guidance and counseling. To make each & every students that comes to our Academy professionally adept in handling all nursing duties, by making them ready for the healthcare industry.

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We have state of the art equipment in our practical laboratory as well as 10,000 Sq. ft. of infrastructure as well as renowned faculty who are experts in their field & help to provide in-depth knowledge.

For any student who is seeking admission to advance their career in healthcare and are looking for admission in nursing colleges in Kolkata or looking for private nursing colleges in Kolkata or course knowledge on various health related courses.

We provide placement opportunities at old age homes, nursing homeshospitals, various corporate houses, business houses, pharmaceutical organizations, Montessori schools, Kindergarten Schools, Super & multi-specialty hospitals, medicine shops, labs & industries, etc. for various job oriented courses. We are offering Nursing Tutorial & Coaching to student’s community where the nursing course is affiliated by West Bengal Nursing Council, Karnataka State Nursing Council, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science and Indian Nursing Council, and all other state nursing councils. Our laboratory setup has the best in class of lab equipments at MNG Academy, would attract the attention of doctors, nurses, educational consultants, pharmacists, human resources, principal of the college of nursing, principal of school of nursing, NGOs, nurses center, aya center, teacher of biology, chemistry, first aid, hospice, governess, nanny, parents, physiotherapist & various student groups.

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