Year : 2022 | Volume
: 19 | Issue : 1 | Page : 1-
Dr. Sandhya Gupta
Health Consultant and Life Style Coach, Formerly Principal (Acting) and Associate Professor, College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi
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Gupta S. Editorial.Indian J Psy Nsg 2022;19:1-1
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Gupta S. Editorial. Indian J Psy Nsg [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 26 ];19:1-1
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“Better Health: Every Mind Matters” is one of the main approaches initiated during the pandemic and needs to continue for a long time to come.
Most persons who recovered from COVID-19 have reported that “nothing else similar they experienced ever before” After the recovery when symptoms disappear, except for mental fatigue, and “brain fog” which mostly affects energy levels and ability to work, this fatigue is stay for a long post-COVID-19 infection.
All should take their own time to recover as all are affected differently, they need to be aware that this is a transition. You can be completely fine and think you have the energy, but once you go over the limit it is like stepping off the edge. Even those who had very mild symptoms can harm themselves if they burst into work straight after the isolation period, and tried to push through, would find themselves with long-term symptoms, sometimes years after getting COVID-19, we do not yet know it.
Psychiatric nurses can help here that diving back into work or exercise too soon is a risk, if one knows the risks, then at least it is in their hand's self-determination comes with awareness, where not knowing is dangerous.”
The health service delivery during the pandemic, mental health services have remained open by adapting the online way in which support was extended, including remote and digital support where appropriate. For many groups, it has been a great change, affording greater control and helping all access the support available, each and every one can access all consultations, treatments, and therapies in India.
Within a few weeks, mental health services were made available for the delivery; for all age groups, and mental health helplines, to provide individuals in distress with timely interventions and support. We are already seeing that early interventions are an effective means of preventing to increase problems and presence in crisis.
To support this, a rapid realist review into the effectiveness of telemedicine needs to be done to help to plan for choosing approaches moving forward.
We recognize that this approach is not always appropriate, particularly for people experiencing more complex difficulties or for people with COVID-19 mental health action plan, who do not feel comfortable receiving treatment in their own home. We therefore must remain committed to keeping ourselves mentally well to ensure that the option of face-to-face support remains available.
Also seen improvements in joint work between government, private, and nongovernmental organizations and community sector and local authorities to provide more holistic support to the most vulnerable. I am sure these plans remain responsive to pressures we expect to emerge in the coming times.
In health-care workers also there is constant fatigue, burnout, and frustration and indeed felt by all of us, is unrelenting. All mental health nurses have to leverage this opportunity and lead from the front, before the memory of the pandemic response starts to fade, evidence-based interventions must be put in place and actioned to protect the mental health and well-being also of the nurses and all health workers on a day-to-day basis not only in crisis.
Dear readers, continuous efforts are done by authors, reviewers, and the editorial team to bring out this 24th issue of ISPN journal, which is presented to you, to enhance scientific and advanced knowledge and practice of psychiatric mental health nursing.
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