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Professional nurses' perception of nursing mentally ill people in a general hospital settings

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dc.contributor.advisor Van Rensburg GH, Mrs en
dc.contributor.author Lethoba KG en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:53:34Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:53:34Z
dc.date.created 2000 en
dc.date.submitted 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/140783
dc.description.abstract Recognising the enormous challenges in South Africa confronting the nursing of the mentally ill, the project was conducted in a public hospital in Gauteng. The purpose of the research was to describe professional nurses' perception of nursing mentally ill people in a general hospital setting and was carried out amongst a sample size of 124 professional nursing staff using a self-administered tool. The study looked at four different types of perceptions guided by categories of conceptual framework proposed by Mavundla (2000:1569-1570), namely perception of self, perception of patients, perception of environment and perceived feelings. The study found that the majority of professional nurses have a predominantly positive self- perception of nursing mentally ill people in a general hospital, although a significant number have a negative perception of patients, the nursing environment and perceived feelings. Lack of knowledge, skill and experience affect the nursing care of mentally ill people in the general hospital. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Medical sciences: Nursing en
dc.subject Training and education en
dc.title Professional nurses' perception of nursing mentally ill people in a general hospital settings en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MCur en


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