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Attitudes towards mental illness among health care students at Swedish universities: a follow-up study after completed clinical placement
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work. (CEPI)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6330-5640
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University. (CEPI)
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University.
Department of Health Sciences, Lund University. (CEPI)
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2009 (English)In: Nurse Education Today, ISSN 0260-6917, E-ISSN 1532-2793, Vol. 29, no 6, 660-665 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study was to examine the changes in attitudes towards mental illness after theorethical education and clinical placement among students from university programmes preparing for different kinds of health professions. Three different questionnaries were used, measuring the level of familaritiy with mental illness and attitudes towards mental illness in general and toward specific mental illnesses. The data were collected on two occasions, before the theorethical course and after the completed clinical placement. The result showed that the attitudes toward mental illnes in general had changed in a less stigmatising direction after the clinical placement. On the other hand, attitudes toward specific illnesses did not show any major changes.

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Elsevier Sciencedirect , 2009. Vol. 29, no 6, 660-665 p.
Keyword [en]
Mental illness, stigma, clinical placement, health education, professional education
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Social Sciences
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omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning; Psychiatry; Sociology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-27716DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.02.006OAI: diva2:277346
Available from: 2009-11-17 Created: 2009-11-17 Last updated: 2014-10-29Bibliographically approved

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