Nursing students' attitudes toward mental illness before and after classroom and clinical instruction
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Type of Work89 pages
DepartmentDepartment of Nursing
The purpose of this study was to determine if classroom and clinical instruction in psychiatric nursing was effective in favorably changing nursing students' attitudes toward mental illness. This study was based on the framework of attitude theory which stresses that attitudes are learned by one's experiences in the world and through one's interactions with others. Also stressed in the model is that a changed attitude can ultimately lead to new behaviors.