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dc.contributor.advisorFraley, Hannahen_US
dc.contributor.authorShanahan, Molly
dc.creatorShanahan, Mollyen_US
dc.date2021-11-24T14:05:39.000en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T11:35:23Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T11:35:23Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-01en_US
dc.date.submitted2015-09-02T11:06:36-07:00en_US
dc.identifierhonors_theses/56en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13013/854en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: 1 out of every 4 American adults currently have a form of mental illness, while 50% of others will develop a mental disorder at some point in time. Mental illness not only emotionally deteriorates a person; it impairs one’s ability to function daily. Mental illness is highly correlated with other chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiac conditions and obesity, as well as homelessness and drug and alcohol dependency. The mentally ill are less likely to access healthcare for treatment due to experienced stigmatization, negative attitudes and stereotypes due to their diagnosis. The aim of this study is to detect and understand the negative attitudes towards the mentally ill, and to recognize how to work towards facilitating change in health care. Methods: CINAHL databases were searched to identify studies performed relating to the stigmatization of mental illnesses and how negative stereotypes affected patients’ quality of care. Results included data from qualitative and quantitative studies. Out of 171 reviewed papers, 11 met the criteria to perform this literature analysis. Results: Stigma towards the mentally ill is a prominent theme identified within the literature. Evidence based changes to eliminate stigma and negative attitudes towards mental disorders must be taken to improve quality of care. Understanding experienced stigma among the mentally ill is a first step to promote much-needed changes to health care delivery.en_US
dc.titleHow Stigma and Negative Attitudes Towards the Mentally Ill Affect Patients' Quality of Care: Moving Towards a Better Understanding for Changeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.legacy.pubstatuspublisheden_US
dc.description.departmentNursingen_US
dc.date.displayMay 2015en_US
dc.type.degreeBachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)en_US
dc.legacy.pubtitleHonors Thesesen_US
dc.legacy.identifierhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1055&context=honors_theses&unstamped=1en_US
dc.legacy.identifieritemhttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/honors_theses/56en_US
dc.legacy.identifierfilehttps://digitalcommons.salemstate.edu/context/honors_theses/article/1055/type/native/viewcontenten_US
dc.subject.keywordmental illnessen_US
dc.subject.keywordstigmaen_US
dc.subject.keywordnegative attitudesen_US
dc.subject.keywordquality of careen_US


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