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Issues in Mental Health Nursing

Ann E Helmke, Janna Lesser, Jacquelyn H Flaskerud
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July 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Carla Aparecida Arena Ventura, Bruna Sordi Carrara, Sireesha Bobbili, Kelly Graziani Giacchero Vedana, Akwatu Khenti, Miyeko Hayashida, Paulo Sergio Ferreira
People who use drugs are continuously subjected to harsh stigmatization through a process of relational and social degradation, which limits their possibility for recovery. This quantitative study explores the perspectives of family members or significant others of illicit drug users, regarding general beliefs about illicit drug use and their stigma. Respondents agree that most people do not trust people who use drugs, disregard individuals who have been hospitalized due to drug problems and do not think people who use drugs are as intelligent as the general population...
June 29, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Ali Navidian, Nasrin Rezaee, Fatemeh Baniasadi, Mansour Shakiba
A relationship enrichment program involves family therapy with psychosocial training to improve relationship skills. This study was conducted to determine the effect of a couples' relationship enrichment program on marital relationship quality. This quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2016 with 80 spouses of patients, all members of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center in Zahedan, Iran. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups: an intervention and a control group, each of which comprised 40 participants...
June 29, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Myung-Sun Hyun, Hyang-In Cho Chung, Hyunlye Kim
People with mental illness suffer from stigma in addition to the illness itself; their families also suffer from the stigma of having a family member with a mental illness. The aim of the present study was to explore the lived experiences of the family stigma among mothers of mentally ill children in South Korea. The work was qualitative in nature; we used the phenomenological method of Colaizzi. Mothers with an adult child enrolled as mentally ill patients in the Mental Health Centre of K Province in South Korea were eligible for inclusion...
June 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kimberly Lynn Ferrara, Mary Lynn Davis-Ajami, Joan Insalaco Warren, Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy
Violence is increasing on medical-surgical units as a "silent epidemic." This quality improvement project employs a small non-experimental, single-group, pre- and post-test design (N = 11) to determine the effectiveness of de-escalation training on medical-surgical nurses' confidence levels when dealing with agitated patients. Regardless of age, education, or years of experience, scores improved for each question on Thackrey's (1987) Confidence in Coping with Patient Aggression Instrument after implementing Ten Domains of De-escalation by Richmond et al...
June 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Pamela Recto, Jane Dimmitt Champion
Perinatal depression is a health concern among pregnant and postpartum adolescents as it may negatively impact fetal development and result in complications such as preterm delivery, low infant birth weight, and poor maternal-infant attachment. The purpose of this systematic review is to examine psychosocial risk factors for depression among adolescents during pregnancy and postpartum. A literature search was conducted from five databases from 1995 to 2016. A total of 17 studies matched the inclusion criteria...
June 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jacquelyn H Flaskerud
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June 26, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Darawan Thapinta, Sombat Skulphan, Voranut Kitsumban, Chaowanee Longchoopol
Individuals with disorders co-occurring of depression and alcohol dependence are clinically more complex and more difficult to keep well than those diagnosed with either depression or alcohol dependence alone. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has shown to help reduce patients' symptoms of depression and alcohol use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a CBT self-help booklet (CBT-SHB) with usual care in decreasing depression and alcohol use among people with co-occurring alcohol dependence and mild depression...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Sofie Lundström, Britt Hedman Ahlström, Henrika Jormfeldt, Helena Eriksson, Ingela Skärsäter
The aim of this study was to elucidate the meaning of the lived experience of lifestyle changes as perceived by people with severe mental illness (SMI). People with SMI who have experience in managing lifestyle changes were interviewed (n = 10). The interviews were analyzed with a phenomenological hermeneutic approach. The findings reveal three themes: (1) struggling with inner and outer limitations, (2) on one's own but together with others and (3) longing for living a life in harmony. The meaning of lifestyle changes can be understood as a person's internal and external endeavors to make well-considered decisions about lifestyle changes...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Lisa Whitehead
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June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Michelle Cleary, Jan Sayers, Marguerite Bramble, Toby Raeburn
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June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Riitta Askola, Olavi Louheranta, Päivi Soininen, Hanna Putkonen, Päivi Åstedt-Kurki, Eija Paavilainen
This study aims to describe the views of forensic psychiatric patients' parents, and especially how they feel about the patient's offense. The data analyzed was collected by interviews with forensic psychiatric patients' parents and analyzed by inductive content analysis. The findings suggest that the offense committed has a significant effect on the lives of parents of forensic psychiatric patients and in many ways these people felt like a marginalized group even though they were frequently a major resource for their child who had been taken into forensic psychiatric care...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Suyon Baek, Haewon Yoo
In this study, we examined emotional/behavioral problems and self-concept in adolescents from low-income families in Korea; additionally, we identified ecological factors associated with these traits. This descriptive study employed an ecological model to analyze data from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey. A nationwide stratified multistage cluster sampling methodology was used. Overall, 2534 first-year middle school students were included in the survey, and the survey was conducted from 2010 to 2016...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Trine Lise Bakken, Heidi Sageng, Jane Hellerud, Arvid Kildahl, Tone Kristiansen
Mental health nursing for adults with intellectual disabilities and mental illness is understudied. The aim of this study was to investigate the use of validation in mental health nursing for patients with intellectual disabilities and additional mental illness in a specialised psychiatric inpatient setting. Ten nurses/social educators and four individual therapists described the use of validation; each provided three vignettes with clinical examples. The clinical examples support the view that interventions developed for patients in the general population are feasible also for patients with intellectual disabilities...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Hanna Tuvesson, Mona Eklund
This study investigated the interplay between nursing staff stress, Mastery, Moral Sensitivity, individual characteristics and the ward atmosphere in psychiatric in-patient care. Data were collected through five questionnaires from 93 nursing staff. Multivariate analysis showed that Moral Strength, Moral Burden, Internal Demands, Perceived Stress and age were related to several factors of the ward atmosphere. We conclude that efforts to reduce stress levels and create a supporting ethical climate on psychiatric wards would be beneficial for both psychiatric nursing staff and their nursing practice...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Jennifer Oates, Nicholas Drey, Julia Jones
Nurses' mental health is of paramount importance, both in terms of patient safety and the sustainability of the workforce. Age, years in the profession, in post and personal experience or exposure to mental health problems are relevant to the mental health nursing workforce crisis in the United Kingdom. This study aimed to determine the relationship between age, years in the profession and post and self-reported experience of mental health problems using an online cross-sectional survey of 225 UK mental health nurses...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Karen Mancini
Body image dissatisfaction and disordered eating are often overlooked as personal factors that may affect pregnancy, postpartum, and infant feeding method. The current study compared body image, eating attitudes, and breastfeeding intention of first-time breastfeeding mothers to first-time non-breastfeeding mothers. A two-group, comparative design was used to analyze data for first-time mothers recruited through a large pediatric practice with multiple offices. Although there was no significant difference in body image scores between the groups, the literature suggests that body image dissatisfaction can affect the transition to motherhood and lead to more serious mental health issues...
June 2, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Kim M Anderson, Lynette M Renner, Tina L Bloom
The purpose of this study was to explore rural women's accounts of intimate partner violence and the strategies they used to protect themselves from such adversity. Convenience sampling included women currently in an abusive relationship (N = 22), who were receiving mental health services at a rural victim-service provider. Standardized measures indicated, on average, that study participants were symptomatic for depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet exhibited higher resilience than other PTSD populations...
May 19, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Melissa D Pinto, Amy M Greenblatt, Bryan L Williams, Adam I Kaplin
Elucidating mechanisms of how high quality clinical encounters with providers may alleviate depressive symptoms in young adults are critical to reduce psychological morbidity and disability. Guided by Street's Model of Health Communication (SMHC), this study explores the predictive relationships of the clinical encounter, which includes communication functions (patient-provider communication and patient self-appraisal of communication skills with provider) and proximal outcomes (patient activation; PA) to improve health outcomes (depressive symptoms) in young adults...
May 19, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Abd Alhadi Hasan, Mahmoud Musleh
AIMS: The aim of this study was to explore the family members' determinant of the delay in seeking psychiatric care to patients diagnosed with psychosis. METHODS: Qualitative semi-structured interviews were carried out with twenty-seven family members of patients with psychosis at psychiatric outpatient clinics in Amman, Jordan. RESULTS: The findings revealed that perceived stigma and fears about being labelled are the main barriers to requesting early psychiatric health care...
May 9, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
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