Research Paper Title
Attitudes and stigma toward mental health in nursing students: A systematic review.
This systematic review seeks to ascertain whether mental health-specific education reduces stigmatising attitudes in nursing students.
A systematic review of the literature was performed.
Thirteen studies met the inclusion criteria.
Most of the results show an improvement in attitudes toward mental health, both in theory and clinical experience, but a greater improvement toward these stigmatising attitudes was observed in clinical placements than in theory.
Mental-health-specific training seems to improve perceptions toward mental health.
Clinical placement underpins theory, leading to a decrease in negative attitudes and stigma regarding mental health.
Palou, R.G., Vigue, G.P. & Tort-Nasarre, G. (2020) Attitudes and stigma toward mental health in nursing students: A systematic review. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care. 56(2), pp.243-255. doi: 10.1111/ppc.12419. Epub 2019 Jul 28.