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Unit I

Introduction

Perspectives of Mental Health and Mental Health nursing: evolution of mental health
services, treatments and nursing practices.
Prevalence and incidence of mental health problems and disorders
Mental Health Act
National Mental health policy vis a vis a National Health Policy
National Mental Health programme
Mental health team
Nature and scope of mental health nursing
Role and functions of mental health nurse in various setting and factors affecting the level
of nursing practice
Concepts of normal and abnormal behaviour

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Unit II

Principles and concepts of Mental Health Nursing

Definition : mental health nursing and terminology used
Classification of mental disorders : ICD
Review of personality development, defense mechanisms
Maladaptive behaviour of individuals and groups; stress, crisis and disaster(s)
Etiology; bio-psycho-social factors
Psychopathology of mental disorders; review of structure and function of brain, limbic
system and abnormal neuro transmission
Principles of Mental health nursing
Standards of mental health nursing practice
Conceptual models and the role of nurse:

Existential Model
Psycho-analytical models
Behavioural model
Interpersonal Model

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Unit III

Assessment of mental health status

History taking
Mental status examination
Mini mental status examination
Neurological examination: Review
Investigations: Related Blood chemistry, EEG, CT & MRI
Psychological tests

Role and responsibilities of nurse

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Unit IV

Therapeutic communication and nurse-patient relationship

Therapeutic communication : Types, techniques, characteristics
Types of relationship,
Ethics and responsibilities
Elements of nurse patient contract
Review of technique of IPR – Johari window
Goals, phases, tasks, therapeutic techniques
Therapeutic impasse and its intervention

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Unit V

Treatment modalities and therapies used in mental disorders

Psycho Pharmacology
Psychological therapies: Therapeutic community, psycho therapy-Individual: psycho-
analytical, cognitive and supportive, Family, Group Behavioural, Play, Psycho-drama,
Music, Dance, Recreational and Light therapy, Relaxation therapies; Yoga, Meditation,
bio feedback
Alternative systems of medicine
Occupational therapy
Physical Therapy: electro convulsive therapy
Geriatric considerations

Role of nurse in above therapies

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Unit VI

Nursing management of patient with Schizophrenia, and other psychotic disorders

Classification: ICD
Etiology, psycho-pathology, types, clinical manifestations, diagnosis
Nursing Assessment – History, Physical and mental assessment
Treatment modalities and nursing management of patient with Schizophrenia and other
psychotic disorders
Geriatric considerations
Follow-up and home care and rehabilitation

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Unit VII

Nursing management of patient with mood disorders

Mood disorder: Bipolar affective disorders, Mania depression and dysthamia etc.
Etiology psycho-pathology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis.
Nursing Assessment- History, Physical and mental assessment
Treatment modalities and nursing management of patients with mood disorders
Geriatric considerations
Follow-up and home care and rehabilitation

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Unit VIII

Nursing management of patient with neurotic, stress related and somatization disorders

Anxiety disorder, Phobias, Dissociation and Conversion disorder, Obsessive compulsive
disorder, compulsive disorder, Somatoform disorders Post traumatic stress disorder
Etiology, psycho-pathology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis
Nursing Assessment – History, Physical and mental assessment
Treatment modalities and nursing management of patients with neurotic, stress related
and somatization disorders
Geriatric considerations
Follow – up and home care and rehabilitation

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Unit IX

Nursing Management of patient with Substance use disorders

Commonly used psychotropic substance: Classification, form, routes, action,
intoxication and withdrawal
Etiology of dependence: tolerance, psychological and physical dependence, withdrawal
syndrome, diagnosis,
Nursing assessment –History, Physical, mental assessment and drug assay
Treatment (detoxification, antabuse and narcotic antagonist therapy and harm reduction)
and nursing management of patients with substance use disorder
Geriatric considerations
Follow-up and home care and rehabilitation

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Unit X

Nursing management of patient with personality, Sexual and Eating disorders

Classification of disorders
Etiology, psycho-pathology, characteristics, diagnosis,
Nursing Assessment-history, Physical and mental assessment
Treatment modalities and nursing management of patients with Personality, Sexual and
Eating disorders
Geriatric considerations
Follow-up and home care and rehabilitation

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Unit XI

Nursing management of childhood and adolescent disorders including mental deficiency

Classification
Etiology, psycho-pathology, characteristics, diagnosis, Nursing Assessment-History,
Physical,mental and IQ assessment
Treatment modalities and nursing management of childhood disorders including mental
deficiency
Follow-up and home care and rehabilitation

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Unit XII

Nursing management of organic brain disorders

Classification: ICD?
Etiology, psycho-pathology, clinical features, diagnosis and Differential diagnosis
(parkinsons and alzheimers)
Nursing assessment – History, Physical, mental and neurological assessment
Treatment modalities and nursing management of organic brain disorders
Geriatric considerations
Follow-up and home care and rehabilitation

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Unit XIII

Psychiatric emergencies and crisis intervention

Types of psychiatric emergencies and their management
Stress adaptation Model: stress and stressor, coping, resources and mechanism
Grief: Theories of grieving process, principles, techniques of counseling
Types of crisis
Crisis Intervention: Principles, Techniques and process
Geriatric considerations
Role and responsibilities of nurse

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Unit XIV

Legal issues in Mental Health Nursing

The Mental Health Act 1987: Act, Sections, Articles and their implications etc.
Indian Lunacy Act. 1912
Rights of mentally ill clients
Forensic psychiatry
Acts related to narcotic and psychotropic substances and illegal drug trafficking
Admission and discharge procedures

Role and responsibilities of nurse

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Unit XV

Community Mental Health Nursing

Development of Community Mental Health Services
National Mental Health Programme
Institutionalization Versus Deinstiutionalization
Model of preventive psychiatry: levels of prevention
Mental Health Services available at the primay, secondary, tertiary levels including
rehabilitation and Role of nurse
Mental Health Agencies: Government and voluntary, national and International
Mental Health nursing issues for special populations: Children, adolescence, Women,
Elderly, Victims of violence and abuse, Handicapped, HIV/AIDS etc.

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