PSYCO-EDUCATION, BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES: AN EVALUATION AS PART OF SCHIZOPHRENIA DISEASE

Author's Name: Burcu DEMIR GÖKMEN
Subject Area: Health Science
Subject Nursing and Health Professions
Section Informative Article

Keyword:

Beliefs, Psycho-Education, Schizophrenia, Attitude


Abstract

Individuals who are sick with schizophrenia show that they are different in the society mostly with their speech and actions. This difference causes them to grow embarrassing, exclusionist and dangerous beliefs and attitudes for their related environment. Negative beliefs and attitude towards schizophrenia prevents these individuals to socialize, limits their right for marriage, childbearing and right to work, to be hired for work and depending on these, being unable to fight the disease effectively and develop a resistance for the treatment. Studies show that society and health personnel generally show a segregationist and effectual attitude to schizophrenic individuals and existence of negative beliefs against mental disorders. In studies, to change negative information, belief, attitude and behavior about schizophrenia, in the direction of the difficulties that the sick and caregivers go through, it is stated that they require psycho-education. Psycho-education; is a structured multi-directional treatment approach to give information to sick and caregivers, provide emotional support, change belief and attitudes. Nurses that have become experts in psychiatry nursery, giving importance to psycho-education in their research appears to be beneficial. Positive beliefs and attitudes play a comforting role for the patient and its relatives, and simplifying role to participate in treatment that integrates them with the society.

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