Department of Mental Health Nursing
The Department of Mental Health Nursing aims at providing
quality education and quality clinical practice to the undergraduate
students in the areas of preventive, promotive, curative and
rehabilitative aspects of mental health.
The students are trained in the following aspects
for better care of patient:
nine critical mental health aspects of the psychiatric nursing practicum.
These nine aspects include: understanding and empathy, individuality,
providing support, being there/being available, being 'genuine', promoting
equality, demonstrating respect, demonstrating clear boundaries, and
demonstrating self awareness for the patient.
Undergraduate students are sent to the in-patient and
out-patient units of S.S. institute of medical sciences and research
centre and mental health units at DIMHANS (Dharwad institute of mental
health and neurosciences).