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Attitudes of Jordanian mental health nurses toward mental illness and patients with mental illness.
Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2009 Nov; 30(11):705-11.IM

Abstract

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Jordan, Associate Professor, Amman, 11942 Jordan. a.mansour@ju.edu.joNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19874099

Citation

Hamdan-Mansour, Ayman M., and Lina A. Wardam. "Attitudes of Jordanian Mental Health Nurses Toward Mental Illness and Patients With Mental Illness." Issues in Mental Health Nursing, vol. 30, no. 11, 2009, pp. 705-11.
Hamdan-Mansour AM, Wardam LA. Attitudes of Jordanian mental health nurses toward mental illness and patients with mental illness. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2009;30(11):705-11.
Hamdan-Mansour, A. M., & Wardam, L. A. (2009). Attitudes of Jordanian mental health nurses toward mental illness and patients with mental illness. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 30(11), 705-11.
Hamdan-Mansour AM, Wardam LA. Attitudes of Jordanian Mental Health Nurses Toward Mental Illness and Patients With Mental Illness. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2009;30(11):705-11. PubMed PMID: 19874099.
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