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Friday, April 1, 2016

DOH conducts orientation on mental health program

Virac, Catanduanes, Apr 1 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) through the National Center for Mental Health conducted an orientation on the Medicine Access Program for Mental Health on March 29, 2016 at Rakdell Inn, Virac.

Participants were physicians and nurses of the Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC), District Hospitals and Rural Health Centers from the eleven town of the Province.

Dr. Hazel A. Palmes of the provincial health office said that the objectives of the activity are to discuss the medicine program for mental health; to discuss the common mental illnesses; evaluation and management and; be able to handle psychiatric emergencies.

Topics discussed were: Assessment and Evaluation of Mental Disorders; Psychotic Disorders: Assessment and Management; Mood Disorders: assessment and Management; Psychiatric Emergencies and Updates on Medicine Access Program on Mental Health.

Speakers and Lecturers from the National center for Mental Health Dr. Beverly A. Azucena FPPA, MMHOA, Chief Medical and Professional staff II, Hospital Service; Dr. Joeffrey D. Cruzada, DPBP, FPPA, Medical Training Officer, NCMH; Dr. Rico J. Caraos, DPBP, Training Program Administrator; Dr. Roy K. Mapu, DSBPP, Residency Program Coordinator; Dr. Rodelen Paccial, Research Coordinator, NCMH; Dr. Alden C. Cuyos, FPPA, MMHOA, Chief Training Officer and Mr. PublioB. Plotena, Asst. Chief Nurse, Nursing Education Training and Research.

Palmes Added that the Expected outcomes the Clinical application of the learning objective provided for each topic discussed.

The activity is in coordination with the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and the Catanduanes Medical Society (CMS). (MAL/EAB-PIA5/Catanduanes)

- See more at: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/841459417102/doh-conducts-orientation-on-mental-health-program#sthash.YBpUIu6x.dpuf

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