Attitudes towards people with mental illness: a cross-sectional study among nursing staff in psychiatric and somatic care.

@article{Bjrkman2008AttitudesTP,
  title={Attitudes towards people with mental illness: a cross-sectional study among nursing staff in psychiatric and somatic care.},
  author={Tommy Bj{\"o}rkman and Therese Angelman and Malin J{\"o}nsson},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={170-7}
}
Stigma and discrimination have been identified as important obstacles to the integration of people with mental illness in society. In efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination, health professionals play an important role as they have frequent contact with and responsibility for treatment and rehabilitation of consumers. The aim of the present study was to investigate attitudes towards mental illness and people with mental illness among nursing staff working in psychiatric or somatic care. The… CONTINUE READING

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