A Health Need of Persons With Mental Health Issues
There are many specific issues facing mental health patients face depending on the problem and specific symptoms. The level of the mental health problem also deserves attention. Thus, having conducted an analysis of the available data, it may be concluded that the fear of biased attitude in the relation to them and the necessity to help people get rid of this fear is one of the main mental health issues which should be faced (Dixon, Richard, & Rollins, 2003). Constant care and communication with mentally ill people are important issues which should be considered as a part of treatment. Much research has been conducted in the sphere, and much attention is paid to the fact that appropriate communication, mental health counseling, and psychotherapy are valuable contributing methods to patients’ treatment (Prout, 1998). Psychiatric nurses seem to be those people who try to help patients and meet their mental health issues. The grain between mental health and mental illness is too slight, it is almost invisible, therefore, nurses are to see the problem and to help those who really required that help without hospitalization. Psychological assistance from nurses is one of the ways for patients’ rehabilitation. The ability to meet this mental health need should be valued. Thus, there is an idea to train the workforce to make sure that each nurse is able to offer urgent psychological help in specific situations (McCabe, 2005). Hughes (1999) is also sure that communication is one of the main issues mental health patients should be offered. The importance of the issue is in helping people understand that they are treated as others, without a biased attitude.
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