Presence of a psychiatric patient at home and work fatigue in family caregivers: The moderating effect of spirituality
AbstractObjectivesTo assess the association between the mental health of caregivers having a psychiatric patient at home and work fatigue, and if this association is moderated by spirituality.MethodsThis case-control study enrolled 600 caregivers (July –September 2019).ResultsStress, anxiety, insomnia and the presence of a psychiatric patient at home were associated with higher levels of physical, mental, and emotional work fatigue. In the case of caregivers who have a psychiatric patient at home, those with low spirituality had more mental and emotional work fatigue.Practical ImplicationsHealthcare professionals should ...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 17, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Michel Sfeir, Abeer Zeitoun, Souheil Hallit, Sahar Obeid Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Australian Mental Health Triage Scale in the emergency department: The case of Turkey
AbstractPurposeTo examine the effectiveness of the Australian Mental Health Triage Scale(AMHTS) in Turkey.Design and MethodsThe study is a methodological and semiexperimental study. It was carried out with 30 emergency service nurses and 378 psychiatric patients at a university hospital. The validity and reliability of the AMHTS were examined.FindingsThe reliability of the AMHTS is good level (Cohen'sκ = 0.631,p <  0.05). It is valid for making the patients’ waiting time in triage more efficient(p <  0.05), and increases the nurses’ ability to determine the treatment acuity.Practice ImplicationsIt is...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 17, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ay şe Büyükbayram Arslan, Esra Engin, Selahattin Kıyan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Prediction of ethical decision making with professional values in senior nursing students
ConclusionThe professional values of the students affect their principal and practical thinking skills in ethical dilemmas.Implications for Nursing PracticeIt is recommended to discuss the ethical dilemmas observed or experienced by the students in their clinical practice in the field, increase the awareness of the students, and teach them how to deal with ethical dilemmas. (Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care)
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 17, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: İlknur Bektas, Murat Bektas, Aslı Akdeniz Kudubeş, Dijle Ayar Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Impact of nurse ‐led medication adherence therapy on bipolar affective disorder: A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionMAT improved medication adherence behavior resulting in marked decrease in symptom severity of participants with bipolar disorders.Implications for Nursing PracticePsychiatric nurses can effectively implement MAT for bipolar inpatients, which improves better clinical outcomes, prevent relapse, and readmissions. (Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care)
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 14, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shreedevi I. Balikai, Sreevani Rentala, Irasangappa Basavaraj Mudakavi, Raghavendra Bheemappa Nayak Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Emotional eating experiences of individuals with severe mental disorders: A qualitative study
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study is to understand the emotional eating experiences of individuals with severe mental disorders.Design and MethodsThe study used a descriptive qualitative design. Data were collected from 19 individuals who displayed emotional eating behavior and a severe mental disorder.FindingsThe main themes of this study are “Triggers,” “Emotional Eating Process,” and “Feelings after Emotional Eating.” Participants stated that negative emotions and certain initiating factors were the triggers of their emotional eating; they also experienced feelings of regret and guilt after emotional e...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 13, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: G ülsüm Zekiye Tuncer, Zekiye Çetinkaya Duman Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Perceived barriers and motivators of undergraduate nursing students in end ‐of‐life care: A qualitative study based on lived experiences
AbstractPurposeThe aim of this study is to determine which barriers and motivators undergraduate nursing students perceived during their experience of providing end-of-life (EoL) care.Design and MethodsQualitative phenomenological study leans on focus groups. The study was carried out with Zoom, a Web-based mobile video-conferencing application. Students were recruited from two universities in Turkey. Semistructured focus group interviews  were conducted with 28 nursing students. The Heidegger phenomenological approach was adopted in this study.FindingsThree thematic categories and nine subcategories were determined. Whil...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 11, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pinar Z. Bahceli, Ayse A. Donmez, Nazan K. Akca Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effect of psychosocial distress and self ‐transcendence on resilience in patients with cancer
ConclusionAccording to the results of the regression analysis, it was determined that psychosocial distress had a negative relationship with resilience, while self-transcendence had a positive relationship with resilience (p <  0.05).Practice ImplicationThe results show that resilience is negatively affected by psychosocial distress and positively affected by self-transcendence. Psychiatric nurses can help patients with cancer find sources of self-transcendence and resilience. (Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care)
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 10, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Seda Er, Gizem Şahin‐Bayındır, Ayşin Kayış, Sevim Buzlu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The empathy level and caring behaviors perceptions of nursing students: A cross ‐sectional and correlational study
ConclusionThis study revealed that nursing students have low-level empathy and high-level caring behaviors.Practice ImplicationsThroughout the educational process, the students' caring competencies, which include empathy and caring behaviors, developed. It is suggested that humanistic and value-oriented pedagogical approaches be incorporated into nursing curricula. (Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care)
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 7, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ay şegül Korkmaz Doğdu, Kübra Aktaş, Fatma Dursun Ergezen, Semiha Aslı Bozkurt, Yahya Ergezen, Emine Kol Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

What do psychiatric nurse practitioners need to know about trauma?
ConclusionsTrauma and Resilience Competencies for Nursing Education have been developed and validated, yet to date, these have not been widely disseminated.Practice ImplicationsIt is essential that all nurses have competency in trauma and resilience to provide care for their patients as well as for their own well-being. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who practices from a trauma-informed framework ensures the delivery of safe, quality care for all patients. (Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care)
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 7, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kathleen Wheeler Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Depression ‐related factors in nursing students: A path analysis
This study aimed to evaluate the effect of self-efficacy and automatic thoughts on depression as mediated by anxiety in nursing students.MethodsThis was a descriptive study to identify direct and indirect variables that affect depression levels of nursing students and to examine the relationship between independent variables. A total of 477 students from the Nursing Department participated in the study.FindingsAs a result of the data analysis, the direct effect of self-efficacy and automatic thoughts on depression was found to be significant. The effect of automatic thoughts on depression as mediated by anxiety was signifi...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sat ı Demi̇r, Feride Ercan, Esra Erdoğan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Association between characteristics of nursing teams and patients' aggressive behavior in closed psychiatric wards
AbstractPurposeEstimate the effect of nursing, shift, and patient characteristics on patients' aggression.Design and MethodsFollow-up study on a closed psychiatric ward was performed to estimate the effect of nursing team characteristics and patient characteristics on the incidence of aggression.FindingsThe incidence of aggression (n = 802 in sample) was lower in teams with>75% male nurses. Teams scoring high on extraversion experienced more verbal aggression and teams scoring high on neuroticism experienced more physical aggression. Younger patients and/or involuntarily admitted patients were more frequently aggres...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - May 4, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paul Doedens, Jentien Vermeulen, Gerben Riet, Lindy ‐Lou Boyette, Corine Latour, Lieuwe Haan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The effects of mindfulness ‐based stress reduction on mindfulness and stress levels of nursing students during first clinical experience
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of the study was to examine the effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on stress levels and mindfulness of nursing students.MethodsThe study was quasi-experimental and included pretest −posttest control groups.ResultsNo differences were detected between the pretest scores of the scales of the students of both groups. Students in the intervention group demonstrated increased mindfulness and decreased stress levels (p <  0.05).Practical ImplicationsMBSR applied in the present study effectively reduced the stress of nursing students and increased their mindfulness. (Source: Pe...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - April 30, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nurcan Uysal, Behice Belk ıs Çalışkan Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

University students' attitudes toward  gender roles and infertility: A descriptive and correlational study
AbstractPurposeTo examine the relationship between university students' attitudes toward gender roles and infertility.Design and MethodsThis descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 743 university students between September and December 2020. Data were collected using a personal information form, the Gender Roles Attitude Scale, and the Attitudes Towards Infertility Scale through online forms.FindingsIt was found that attitudes toward  gender roles and infertility could be influenced by some sociodemographic factors, for instance, students' sex, education, and family type. There was also a moderate and posit...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - April 29, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nezihe Kizilkaya Beji, Merve Murat Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Implementing a novel self ‐care clock strategy as part of a trauma awareness intervention in a university setting
ConclusionsParticipants' trauma-informed care attitudes improved (p ≤ 0.05) compared to baseline and were positively related to their post-intervention compassion scores (p <  0.05). Qualitative analyses revealed self-awareness, self-care, empathy, applying a trauma lens, changing the narrative, and student-centeredness as the main themes in participants' responses.Practical ImplicationsThis university-based initiative had a positive impact on attitudes toward trauma and should be explored in other settings, as there is an unmet need for trauma-informed care strategies at the community level. (Source: Perspect...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - April 28, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julie E. Bertram, Umit Tokac, Allison Brauch, Anne F. Fish Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

The relationship between disaster preparedness, psychological capital, and coping style among nurses: A cross ‐sectional study from China
AbstractPurposeTo find the relationship between psychological capital, coping style, and disaster preparedness in public hospital nurses.Design and MethodsA cross-sectional study of 515 registered nurses from a public hospital in northeast Sichuan Province, China who were enrolled to complete self-reported questionnaires sent through the WeChat app.ResultsDisaster preparedness and psychology capital (r = 0.73,p <  0.01), disaster preparedness and coping style (r = 0.55,p <  0.01), and psychological capital and coping style (r = 0.56,p <  0.01) were positively correlated. Psychological capit...
Source: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care - April 28, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ying Duan, Jie He, Rujun Zheng, Xianqiong Feng, Hengyi Xiao Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research