Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing

: 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 55-

Greetings from ISPN India

Sandhya Gupta 
 Editor-in-Chief Indian Journal of Psychiatric Nursing

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandhya Gupta
Principal (actg.), College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi

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Gupta S. Greetings from ISPN India.Indian J Psy Nsg 2019;16:55-55

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Dear Readers,

In the new-age modern era, the digital interventions are rising on the horizon of health field and mental health services cannot be left behind.

Digital interventions, defined as any intervention accessed and taking input from patients in the form of a computer/web-based program or mobile phone-based app, can potentially help empower patients to self-manage acute as well as long-term conditions such as chronic health issues. Importantly, digital interventions have the potential to provide patients with personalized information and support for active involvement in treatment as well as cost saving.

The purpose of using digital interventions to support patient self-management and determine their impact on control and reduction of acute and chronic symptoms, other clinical primary outcomes, quality of life, medication adherence, health service utilization, and secondary outcomes include cost-effectiveness, emotional well-economic benefits.

One such innovation is in the area of emotional stabilization therapy (SAT), where the therapist or counselor checks the treatment effect from conversation with the client, color of the face, gestures, etc., asks the client condition, induces eye closure, and returns to the previous procedure if the effect is judged to be insufficient. Here, the digital-SAT method enables the self-guided mental health care without the guidance of the therapist or counselor using the system. In one such Chatbot course based on this digital-SAT method, the assessment of mental characteristic check test is conducted and characteristics and the changes are recorded before and after the use of the course.

As evidenced by review of related literature, this is found to be a very good option nurses to do research in the area of testing these methods for patients having multiple vulnerabilities and mental health issues which can be resolved by themselves. Hence, mental nurses need to develop and test new Chatbot courses using various methodological research and digital methods.

Dear readers, hoping you would like this 19th issue which is a result of continuous efforts of reviewers and the editorial team to prepare the manuscript and keep everyone updated.