Stigma In Psychiatric Nursing

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The approach to recovery requires mental health services to develop resources that represent not only their own resources, but the developed resources of people with mental illness and their communities. Recovery can impact people when they take an active role to improving their lives, (O’Hagan 2003). Seymour (n.d) also suggests that consumers of mental health and their families can expect agencies to operate in a way that enables support towards recovery to maintain their well being, so that consumers can participate in society, preventing stigma, paving a way to recognition of acceptance and social inclusion.
In reference to Gale and Marshall-Lucette (2012) there is evidence to suggest that stigma has a significant impact on consumers of
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The essential role of the psychiatric nurse is to meet the mental health needs of diverse, vulnerable, and disenfranchised populations, acknowledgement that the vulnerability is relative to being influenced by biological, socio demographic, biological and cultural factors. A commitment to cultural sensitivity and social justice is pivotal role to healthcare, leading the way to addressing the gaps in mental health intervention treatment to serve the under privileged, and underserved. Although nursing discipline has the philosophy for caring for consumers of mental health as a whole person, incorporating the physical, psychosocial and spiritual realm, health promotion should also be inclusive of measures that address physical with the mental health, (Pearson et al 2014). Disparity in nursing literature in terms of health promotion, raises the question is mental health promotion assumed to be a natural outgrowth of nursing, or is it relegated only to clinicians who specialize in mental health? Could there be a research gap in the arena of mental health promotion, could there be a failure to utilise researched based actions, (Calloway …show more content…
The method for enhancing healthcare is where nurses can research to identify and promote effective interventions. The short comings that existed through concrete health promotion and preventive methods were directed towards mental health. Calloway (2007) described interventions as having the ability to arrive at individual and family, and collaboratively in the community even at a legislative level. The promotion of mental health research must be encouraged and supported with discipline as a unique holistic perspective, a common ground for change in the endeavour of health care.
I put emphasis on mental health promotion as a component to a distinctive role in professional nursing; others may argue the fact that health promotion is encompassing, however there are examples that are constantly used to discuss, and clarify health promotion that relate to bio physiologic health. As we know the mind and body are inseparable so importance particularly to mental promotion is a step forward to eliminating

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