Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice

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Volume 61 Issue 3 (September 1988), Pages 209-304

Does contact with the mentally ill affect nurses; attitudes to mental illness? (pages 277-284)

This study examines the effects of contact on nurses' attitudes towards psychiatric patients. Three groups of nurses with differing degrees of contact answered the Attitude towards Mental Illness (AMI) questionnaire. No differences were found among the three groups. Practical nurses, nurses with less experience and religious nurses held more positive attitudes

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