More research in this area is critical, along with, improved quality of care for mental health. Background SOCIAL FACTORS Individuals living with severe mental illness accounted for 9.8 million adults in the year 2008. Among these, 58.7 percent used mental health services, 40.5 percent received outpatient services, and a little over seven percent received inpatient services for a mental health problem (Addiction and Mental Health Treatment Center, 2009). Globally, there is a chance that one out of four people will experience some kind of mental heal... ... middle of paper ... ...eloping mental illness being high, the need for care is growing. Access to adequate care is an issue for individuals needing mental health services.
One of the major problems why so many people have mental health is because they do not vocalize their problem. As said before, there is a challenge in the mental health specialty to recruit more psychiatric nurses caused by stigmatization Those who have a mental illness are not seen as humans and are isolated from society thus people who are mentally ill can not get the proper treatment needed to help them (Gouthro, 2009, p. 669). To reduce this stigma, education among nurses and the community is necessary. More research is needed on mental health to improve the professional practice for nurses going into mental health. improving education and awareness can break this barrier that restrains mentally ill individuals from opening up and psychiatric
A number of issues have emerged from the literature on the prevalence and pattern of mental health effects of war and conflict. Further studies about the effect on the mental health status of different groups of the population, such as people with physical disabilities, already mentally ill patients, and people with chronic illness, are recommended. Acknowledgement This article is supported by Alfarabi College for Dentistry and Nursing in Alryiadh, Saudi Arabia.
(Chand, 2012). Limited access to interpreters can be challenging because interpreters may not be on site in most health care canters (Australian Human Rights Commission [AHRC], 2010). Most new refugees in Australia come from non-English speaking countries which impacts on their health when they come to Australia (Sheikh-Mohammed, Raina MacIntyre, J Wood, Leask, & Isaacs, 2006). On the other hand, these refugees may also feel frustrated when explaining their health issues to the interpreter at the clinic because the interpreter may not explain to the doctor the way they want (Sheikh-Mohammed et al. 2006).
Additionally, 1% of people have severe mental disorders. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare estimates that 6—7% of India's population suffers from a mental disorder. (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)62083-1/fulltext) This is coupled with the fact that the vast majority of mentally ill and their families do not have their mental condition recognised and do not have access to the right kind of treatments. A wide range... ... middle of paper ... ...HM), India's flagship initiative to integrate vertical health programmes under one umbrella, has yet to be achieved. (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(10)62083-1/fulltext ) Presently, most of the rural population approach traditional healers(religious saints,tantriks(black magicians), unregistered medical practitioners, and quacks) for treating mental health problems.
Introduction Over the last two decades, there have been numerous research studies that link mental health as the foundation for all health, social, organizational and educational recovery (Ormston, 2014; McLaren, Belling, Paul, Ford, Kramer, Weaver, Singh, 2013). The American society and the global world continues to witness catastrophic human induced incidences that often times point to the increasing need to pay attention to the declining state of a global mental health community. Evidence links the interconnectedness of the mind and body and attributes health and social problems direct linkage to inattention to mental health (Rubin, 2014). Despite medical, social and technological advances, we continue to lack understanding of the complexities of the human mind which has further alienated our understanding of ourselves. In this paper, I propose the need for scholars to begin intentional dialogue across disciplines of health, culture, mental health, and education.
Alzheimer’s Australia (2014) estimates that every week there are 1700 new ... ... middle of paper ... ...health. The demanding physical duties contribute to stress and mental health problems and carers have higher levels of psychological distress than non-carers (Pinquart & Sörensen, 2006). Research suggests that the physical effects of caregiving stem primarily from psychological impact (such as depression) rather than direct physical labouring in the provision of care (Pinquart & Sörensen, 2006). Conclusion Dementia is a pertinent public health issue in Australia. Whilst there are various types of Dementia, they all significantly impact an individual’s quality of life.
According to the article, “A Risk to Himself: Attitudes Toward Psychiatric Patients and Choice of Psychosocial Strategies Among Nurses in Medical-Surgical Units”, Nurses professional attitudes towards stereotyped psychiatric patients have a major effect on the psychosocial interventions chosen for that patient.” In the article, stereotype is defined as a cognitive element of a strongly held attitude toward a particular social group (Nelson, 2006). Nurses working in different units outside of the psych unit in the hospital are expected to know how to care for psychiatric patients ( Zolneirek, 2009). These nurses base there nursing implications on past personal experience with dealing with other psychiatric patients (MacNeela, Scott, Treacy, & Hyde, 2010). The article elaborates on a research study done by 13 nurses that watch a video of a psychiatric patient with anxiety that was admitted to a med-surgical unit. Research in Nursing and Health, discovered that “Nurses professional attitudes play a key factor in the psychosocial strategies chosen for psychiatric patients”.
They tend to spend the most time with hospitalized patients and are therefore more able to assess their needs and aspirations beyond medical needs (Llewellyn P, 2004). In places where care has been shifted from psychiatric hospitals to community services, mental health workers have taken a more active role in protecting consumer rights and raising awareness for improved services. Nurses are obligated to act as an advocate for their patients (Llewellyn P, 2004). Advocacy implies being prepared to be adversarial and this can promote discord with colleagues and within teams (CARE USA, 2001). The advocate may be asked to represent a patient's bizarre or dangerous choices, such as those mentioned already, or to represent the patient in ways that compromise the advocate's personal or professional beliefs.
Ahmad, Nawaz and Uddin (2011) reported that patients’ satisfaction is an important subject for healthcare providers due to the differences in patients’ demographic about hospital facilities and services. They investigated the changes which brought in