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Mental Illness: Stigmatized Mary Ann Nieffenegger NURS 440 May 13, 2013 University of Phoenix Mental Illness: Stigmatized In the world of nursing, professionals encounter all types of people with various backgrounds, cultures, disabilities and health needs. Recognition of mental health and mental illness is an important task for health care workers. Yet, even more important is distinguishing and addressing underlying opinions or biases that may come through when caring for this vulnerable...

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Nursing: Health Care and Illness Acute Illness

← Definition of health: “A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”(WHO, 1948) ← Definition of illness: “A highly personal state in which person’s physical, emotional, intellectual, social, developmental, or spiritual functioning is thought to be diminished. ← Definition of wellness: “Wellness is a state of well-being .It defines by each person relative to his or her own values and beliefs *(Environmental, social, emotional...

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Stress and Illness Psychology

Illness | A Correlational study to investigate the relationship between stress and physical illness | | | | | | | | Life transitions and stress Introduction The assignment aim is to investigate the relationship between stress and physical illness, stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. It can be a difficult term to define; it is both a psychological and physiological response to...

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Understanding a Mental Illness

Running Header: Chronically Mentally Ill Chronically Mentally Illness Caprice M. Barris University of Phoenix BSHS 302 Dina Francisco October 26, 2009 Severely Mentally Ill – Indivuals suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe and recurrent depression plus several others. There are many different types of mental illness some of these illnesses are depression, schizophrenia , bi-polar, dementia. Signs and symptoms can differ from person to person depending on...

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Mental Illness and Prison

Mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, mood, feelings and even their ability to function in everyday life. Mental illness, as with any serious medical illness; cannot be overcome through willpower. It is not related to the intelligence or character of a person. Mental illness has been documented since the ancient times. There are notes, although limited, in an Egyptian document that describes disoriented states of attention and emotions. Ancient Indian, Chinese...

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Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

 Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Vulnerability and Healthcare Implications Abstract Those with mental and substance abuse illnesses have often been identified as vulnerable populations. The following essay discusses the physical, psychological, and social factors that predispose these individuals to vulnerability. In regards to health care, potential disparities are then identified based on the theoretical components of Aday’s framework regarding access, cost and quality of care...

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The Relationship Between Stress and Illness

Abstract Research has shown a connection between stress and physical illness. Furthermore, who becomes ill under pressure may be regulated by other factors such as personality type. Several studies conducted confirm that stress is positively correlated with incidences of physical illness (DeVito, 1994). It is also becoming common knowledge that many physical diseases are either related to or can be exacerbated by excessive stress. Stress reduction is becoming a part of treatment and prevention of...

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Medicine and Mental Illness

K272 TMA01 Consider the usefulness of a holistic model in explaining the experience of mental health. A holistic approach to mental illness means that the user’s physical, mental and spiritual health along with the user s state of mind, lifestyle and social factors will all be taken into consideration when analysing them. Holism refers to treating the whole person. This means that holism feels disease doesn’t just affect the body, but also the mind and spirit as well. It’s said that the...

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Understanding Mental Illness

Understanding Mental Illness: Means for Lifting the Stigma As a victim of the debilitating mental illness clinical depression, I have a first hand knowledge of the terrible stigma attached to seeking medical help for this and similar problems. When the diagnosis was made, I told no one that I was seeing a psychologist. I feared what people would think of me and how they would react to one of their friends seeing a "shrink". Because mental illnesses are not well known and even less well understood...

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Wellness In Chronic Illness

Chronic illness plagues countless people all over the world. Moreover, chronic illness acts as a hindrance to the overall well-being of an aging population. Although chronic illnesses may be debilitating, people can experience extended periods of wellness. During these periods of reprieve, people can continue to lead fruitful and rewarding lives. This discussion board will explain what wellness in chronic illness means from my personal perspective. Chronic illness can be used interchangeably...

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