Health Talk On Mental Health and Illness

Final year post graduate students of the department has organized a health talk on the topic “Mental health and Mental illness” at Govt. High School, Chitraputra, Mangalore on 21-1-2012. The PG students were guided by Mrs Agnes E J, Professor, Department of Psychiatric Nursing.  The talk was delivered to all the students and teachers of the school. The group were enlightened on various issues of child and adolescent mental health and conflict resolutions. The management of the school and students expressed their gratitude to FMCI for arranging this much informative health talk. (view image)

Christmas Celebration 2011

         Department of psychiatric nursing has organized  a marvelous  Christmas program in Psychiatric Ward on 17th December 2011. Rev Fr. Patrick Rodrigues, Director, FMCI gave Christmas message on this occasion. M.Sc Nursing students of Father Muller College of Nursing entertained the audience by performing dances and singing carol songs. The program came to end at 4:00 pm with the distribution of refreshments. All faculty, nursing staff and students attended the event. (view image)

Overseas Nursing Faculty Visited Our Department

Prof. Favrod Jerome, RN. CNS. University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Switzerland- visited the department of psychiatric nursing on 04th November 2011. The maiden visit of  Prof. Jerome intended to identify functions and facilities of psychiatric units and different research areas. He also extended his visit to Vailankanni Deaddiction centre and psychiatry wards. He appreciated the uniqueness of the setting and  expressed to have collaboratory research activities and translational research practices in the patient care setting of psychiatry unit. It was indeed a pleasant opportunity for the staff to interact with Prof. Jerome. (view image)

Articles published in the "HEALTH ACTION" - A national monthly journal
Sr Nikhila S D, Lecturer of our department, has published two articles on in Health Action Publication  namely

  1. Everything you wanted to know about organ transplantation and
  2. Female infanticide - A growing social evil
These articles are published in the month of  September and October 2011 respectively. Hearty congratulations to Sr Nikhila S D, for  publishing the articles in national publication

Observing World Mental Health Day 2011

The department has organized a panel discussion by III B.Sc Nursing students on the occasion of world mental health day. Theme of the talk was "The Great Push- Investing on Mental Health". Students and faculty members attended the programme.

Public Health Talk in MRD of Father Muller Medical College Hospital.

We have organised and conducted a public health talk in out patient department of Father Muller Medical College Hospital on 21st September 2011 on the theme World Alzheimer's day,  " Faces of Dementia". The talk was resourceful and many of the people listened to it with utmost interest.  

Live phone in program organized in V4  Channel.

We have given  a live phone in program in V4 news channel on 16th Sept 2011 on the awareness of observing Alzheimer's day. The resources persons were Dr Aruna, Asst professor, Mr Nageshwar, Lecturer, Father Muller Charitable institutions. General public were made use of this program by clarifying their doubts on memory loss.

Series of Health Talks

We have organized a series of health talks from 22nd-25th August 2011 on 'Alcohol & Substance  Abuse'  at Spandana Trust, Jeppu, Mangalore. The talks were very informative and a novel ecperience for the participants from surrounding areas.

Clinical Orientation Programme

Clinical orientation programme for 1st year M.Sc Nursing (Psychiatry) students was held from 4th to 8th August 2011 at the Father Muller Mental Health Centre. The 4 days programme included the skill training and participatory workshop for the students with interactive sessions which would enable the students to handle the cases by application of the skills in the clinical area.

Staff Development Programme

Department of psychiatric nursing has organized an enlighting  staff development programme on 23rd July 2011 at FMMC Decennial Memorial A.V Aids hall. The theme of the talk was" Conflict Management" by Mr Joe Gonsalves, "Research in Nursing" by Dr. M.S Baliga, Research coordinator, FMMC and  "Leadership Development" by Prof. Anila, Principal, Aims Insight- CLHRD, Mangalore. The sessions were very interactive and useful by highlighting the talk on effective conflict management in the personal and professional life and the ways to develop the leadership qualities as a nurse in his/her various dimensions of professionalism . (view image)

Health Education

Students of 3rd year B.Sc Nursing has organized a health education session for the inpatients in the general psychiatry male ward on 24th June 2011. The theme of the discussion was 'personal hygiene'. (view image)


Mental Health Camp

The department has organized a series of talk on 'women and mental health' at St Mary's Social Welfare Trust, Jeppu, Mangalore from 20th to 23rd June 2011. Mr Nageshwar, Lecturer of the department was the main speaker. Around 1000 women from the near by places were benefited by the programme in different sessions. (view image)

Inauguration of website

The department's website has been inaugurated on 26th May 2011 by Prof. Chanu Bhattacharya, Head of the Department. She expressed her concern and best wishes as this is an achievement of the department to be probably the pioneer, having an own website as a department of a college of nursing in India itself, which has a plenty of materials for the students and even staff and more over the site would be a channel for the department to reach to many and she thanked M/s Brothers Media for taking up the initiation of designing and maintaining the website. The website can be browsed on also. The website with lot of study materials and reference texts is heartly welcome by the faculty and students. (view image)

New Office for the Department of Psychiatric Nursing

Blessing and inauguration of new office and staff room of department of  psychiatric nursing  is done by Rev. Fr Denis D'Sa, Rev. Fr Richard Coelho and Rev. Fr Vincent Saldanha, on 18th April 2011 at the new east block of Mental Health Centre, Father Muller Charitable Institutions. The new occupancy of the department is indeed for the quality assurance in the clinical learning of students and smooth functioning of the department in the modern, spacious place. We extend our sincere gratitude to the management for upgrading the facilities of the department. (view image)

Research study

Department of Psychiatric Nursing, has done a research study titled, "Motives on alcoholism for the past 30 days in alcoholics  admitted in the De-addiction center" of Father Muller Medical College Hospital in the month of November2011.

Departmental Regional Workshop

The Department of Psychiatric Nursing has organized a regional workshop on the theme “Training The Trainers: Achieving Excellence In Clinical Assessment Skillson 17th and 18th August 2009 at examination hall FMMC. The workshop was formally inaugurated by Dr Krishnamurthy HOD, Department of Psychiatry FMMC, at 9.00am. M.Sc Nursing students and clinical instructors of various nursing colleges were the target group, on whom the workshop was specifically designed with the intention of enhancing the clinical assessment skills in psychiatric nursing. The workshop had  morning session handled by eminent resource persons in the field which was followed by hands-on training in the clinical in the afternoon, around 150 participants from nursing colleges, including nursing faculty and PG nursing students from Mangalore attended and enriched their clinical skill enhancement by attending the workshop. (view image)

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