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EDITORIAL
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1

Greetings from ISPN India


Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Date of Submission10-Jul-2020
Date of Decision23-Jul-2020
Date of Acceptance24-Jul-2020
Date of Web Publication08-Aug-2020

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandhya Gupta
Principal (Actg.), College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IOPN.IOPN_20_20

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Gupta S. Greetings from ISPN India. Indian J Psy Nsg 2020;17:1

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Gupta S. Greetings from ISPN India. Indian J Psy Nsg [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 19];17:1. Available from: https://www.ijpn.in/text.asp?2020/17/1/1/291616



Dear Readers,

In this COVID-19 pandemic, there are rising expectations for psychosocial care and mental health services.

COVID-19 has and is likely to affect people, in many ways. The nurses need to be empathetic to all those who are affected, and each one deserves our support, compassion, and kindness.

Try to be nonjudgmental and do not stigmatize the people affected as victim, “COVID-19 cases,” “COVID-19 families,” or “the diseased.” They are “people who have COVID-19,” “people who are being treated for COVID-19,” or “people who are recovering from COVID-19,” and after recovering from COVID-19, their life will go on with their jobs, families, and loved ones.

Due to isolation and quarantine, the person feels loneliness; It is important to help the person to reduce fear, increase self-esteem, and self-determination. Advise the person to minimize watching, reading, or listening to news about COVID-19 that causes all to feel anxious or distressed.

It is very very important to establish contact with family and friends somehow when person is in isolation; only a word with family can provide comfort to him or her. Telephones and internet is extremely important device at present and hence ensure that phone is always charged and the relatives can add additional data in the phone so that phone is always working.

Information updates at specific times during the day, once or twice. The sudden and near-constant stream of news reports about an outbreak can cause anyone to feel worried. Get the facts, but not the rumors and misinformation. Gather information at regular intervals from government or the ICMR or the WHO website to help all to distinguish facts from rumors. It is always better to seek information only from trusted sources and mainly so that one can take practical steps to prepare plans and protect themselves and their loved ones.

Dear readers, hoping you would like this 20th issue which is a result of continuous efforts of reviewers and the editorial team to prepare the manuscript and keep everyone updated. Stay safe and enjoy reading.






 

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