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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2013;22(3):169-179.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2013.22.3.169    Published online September 30, 2013.
Effects of Human Rights Sensitivity Program on the Human Rights Consciousness and Attitudes Toward the Mental Illness by Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses.
Hyo Goung Ju, Kwang Ja Lee, Hyun Sook Kim
1Yongin Mental Hospital, Yongin, Korea.
2Department of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Eulji University, Sungnam, Korea. khsook@eulji.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
This study was done to identify the effects of human rights sensitivity training on human rights consciousness and attitudes toward the mentally ill by psychiatric mental health nurse. METHODS: A non equivalent control group pre-posttest design was used for this study. The 54 participants were selected from the mental health institute in Y city. The experimental group (n=26) received the interventions 3 times a week for 2 weeks. The evaluation tools were Human Right Consciousness and Community Attitude toward the Mentally Ill (CAMI). Data were analyzed using chi2-test, Fisher's exact test, t-test, paired t-test, repeated measure ANCOVA with the SPSS/WIN 12 program. RESULTS: There was a significant mean change in human rights consciousness in the experimental group. But there was no significant difference in attitudes toward mentally illness. CONCLUSION: The results of the study indicate that the human rights sensitivity program is effective in increasing human rights consciousness of psychiatric mental health nurses. Therefore, this program can be utilized in the field of mental health care services to improve human rights of person with mental illness.
Key Words: Human rights; Education; Attitude; Psychiatric nurse


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