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The Role Of Mental Illness In Entry-Level Nurses

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A large number of nurses appear to share with the general population some commonly held stereotypical beliefs of mental illness that have been based on media generated and historical misrepresentations. Those with mental illness are often seen to be dangerous, unpredictable, violent and bizarre, and these conceptualizations understandably give rise to fearful attitudes. As such, considerable additional education regarding mental illness and mental healthcare was required both for entry-level nurses and for practicing nurses to upgrade their MH/P knowledge bases. In all nurse–client situations, therapeutic relationship is paramount. This Is especially so in psychiatric care, where the therapeutic relationship is considered to be the foundation
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