The literature shows that the attitudes of mental health service staff towards people with psychiatric disorders are not necessarily better than those of the general population; they often have more negative attitudes towards certain aspects such as prognosis. The presence of preconceptions and inadequate attitudes in professionals leads to a decrease in the quality of care, but above all to less adherence to treatment. Research in this specific field is therefore particularly important. The study is of an observational type whose purpose is to evaluate the attitudes, both implicit and explicit, towards the person with mental disorder in a sample of operators of a mental health department and in a control group, made of nursing students. The tools used were the Opinion about Mental Illness (OMI) questionnaire and the Go /No-Go Association Task (GNAT) psychometric test for the assessment of implicit attitudes. The sample of health professionals demonstrated both implicit and explicit positive attitudes towards mental health, unlike the students who expressed both implicit negative attitudes and authoritarian and restrictive behaviors, tending towards social control. It has been hypothesized that there are correlations between clinical experience and the improvement of attitudes, that a more closed environment, therefore highly institutionalized, more rigid, and strictly regulated, contributes to creating more negative implicit attitudes.
La valutazione dello stigma implicito ed esplicito nei professionisti della salute mentale e negli studenti di infermieristica.
Camuccio C. A., Barbon A. (2021) "La valutazione dello stigma implicito ed esplicito nei professionisti della salute mentale e negli studenti di infermieristica. " Journal of Health Care Education in Practice, 3(2), 53-62. DOI: 10.14658/PUPJ-jhcep-2021-2-7
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