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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 114-117

Mental Healthcare Act 2017 – Role of nurse in enabling person with mental illness

1 PhD Nursing Scholar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Associate Professor of Nursing- NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Associate Professor of Psychiatry- NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Professor of Psychiatry- NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Professor of Psychiatry NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Radhakrishnan Govindan
Department of Nursing, NIMHANS, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
Suresh Bada Math
Professor of Psychiatry NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IOPN.IOPN_29_19

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The Mental Healthcare Act (MHCA) 2017 has come up with some major changes in the mental healthcare by introducing the concept of advance directives and nominated representatives and aims at strengthening the human rights of person with mental illness (PMI) and clearly emphasized the responsibility of the government. The objective of this article is to give a brief overview of the MHCA-2017 and specify the role of mental health nurses in enabling PMI and protects their rights, as they are also included in the mental health professionals.

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