Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing

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

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


James Paul1, Radhakrishnan Govindan2, Narayana Manjunatha3, C Naveen Kumar5, Suresh Bada Math4 
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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Radhakrishnan Govindan
Department of Nursing, NIMHANS, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India
Suresh Bada Math
Professor of Psychiatry NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Paul J, Govindan R, Manjunatha N, Kumar C N, Math SB. Mental Healthcare Act 2017 – Role of nurse in enabling person with mental illness.Indian J Psy Nsg 2019;16:114-117


How to cite this URL:
Paul J, Govindan R, Manjunatha N, Kumar C N, Math SB. Mental Healthcare Act 2017 – Role of nurse in enabling person with mental illness. Indian J Psy Nsg [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Aug 7 ];16:114-117
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