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Attitudes of Jordanian mental health nurses toward mental illness and patients with mental illness.
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PMID:  19874099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine Jordanian mental health nurses' attitudes toward mental illness and patients with mental illness. A descriptive correlational design was utilized to collect data from 92 mental health nurses in Jordan. Data was collected on nurses' attitudes toward mental illness and patients with mental disorder and their satisfaction with nursing care delivery. The Jordanian mental health nurses who participated in this study had negative attitudes toward mental illness and toward patients with mental disorders. About 60% of the mental health nurses had perceived patients with mental illness to be dangerous, immature, dirty, cold hearted, harmful, and pessimistic. In only two descriptions-being polite and adult-did nurses have positive perception about patients with mental illness. Mental health nurse were not satisfied with nursing care delivery. More than 70% of nurses were proud to be a mental health nurse. Age and gender were significant influential factors in forming the nurses' attitudes or satisfaction. Immediate intervention is needed to improve the quality of patient care provided by mental health nurses.
Ayman M Hamdan-Mansour; Lina A Wardam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in mental health nursing     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1096-4673     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-30     Completed Date:  2010-01-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907126     Medline TA:  Issues Ment Health Nurs     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-11     Citation Subset:  N    
Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Associate Professor, Amman, 11942 Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel*
Chi-Square Distribution
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Health Services Needs and Demand
Internal-External Control
Job Satisfaction*
Mental Disorders* / etiology,  nursing,  psychology
Middle Aged
Nursing Methodology Research
Nursing Staff / education,  psychology*
Psychiatric Nursing / education,  organization & administration*
Quality of Health Care
Statistics, Nonparametric

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