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Health / Social Care
Osvaldo is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse and a Service Manager. He began his career in psychiatry by working in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Edgware Community Hospital following his qualification as a Psychiatric Nurse from the University of Hertfordshire. Since that time, he has logged nearly 10 years of experience in various areas of patient care in Psychiatry (Acute Care, Forensic, mental health in medical settings and community mental health.
In addition to his extensive clinical experience, Osvaldo has an outstanding academic background that includes three bachelor’s degrees (a BA (hons) in Theology (Middlesex University), BA (hons) in Philosophy Pontifical Urbaniana University Rome, BSc in Mental health Studies (University of Hertfordshire) nursing and a PGcert and MSc in Dual Diagnosis (Middlesex University). Recently completed a teaching and supporting learning at the University of Hertfordshire.
For many years, Osvaldo observed how many health care professionals often got frustrated in working with patients with mental health and substance misuse (Dual Diagnosis) due to their poor outcomes. As a result Osvaldo devised a training programme for all mental health professionals in Barnet Mental Health Services. In order to feel better equipped to address these needs in his work with staff, Osvaldo completed a PGcert in Dual Diagnosis at Middlesex University in 1998.
Osvaldo’s combination of clinical education and experience and his degree in in Theology and Philosophy provide a strong academic foundation for the kind of holistic approach to patients and staff that Osvaldo feels is critical to good patient care – holistic care that considers not only the physical aspects of a patient’s illness, but the emotional and spiritual aspects as well. He believes that healing and wholeness are matters of body, mind, and spirit.
His teaching experience has involved devising Dual Dignosis training for the BEHMHT. This traininh is delivered to both qualified, student nurses and health care assistants. I have also ben involved in delivering some tutoring at the university of herfordshire for qualified nurses. I am currently delivering Masterclases for Practice Nurses.
These master classes have been designed to:
•Improve case identification and signposting in primary care, in order to support earlier intervention
•Support primary care to deliver appropriate care to patients with mental health problems, enabling safe discharge from secondary to primary care
•Improve communication between primary and secondary care
•Decrease the stigma of mental illness
This training is delivered as part of UCL Partners Academic Health Science Partnership
My approach to tutoring encompasses a range of strategies, but above all I aim to provide students with a tailored programme that is suited to their individual needs. I provide assistance across the full spectrum of abilities, from those facing particular challenges with their learning.
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