School of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Mental Illness, Mental Health Disorders, Stigma, Anti-stigma Education, Health Care Professionals, Healthcare Settings
Nursing | Psychology
Raj, Catherine Theresa, "The Effectiveness of Mental Health Disorder Stigma-Reducing Interventions in the Healthcare Setting: An Integrative Review" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2513.
Healthcare facilities are one of the key environments in which individuals with mental health disorders present for medical treatment. However, the stigmatization of individuals with mental health disorders is prevalent in the healthcare setting across the globe. Stigmatizing attitudes remain widespread among healthcare professionals who are responsible for delivering patient-centered, quality care. Stigma in the healthcare setting can undermine effective diagnosis, therapy, and optimum health outcomes. Addressing stigma is critical to delivering quality health care in both developed and developing countries. Therefore, it is important to deliver successful anti-stigma education, along with practical strategies, to reduce the stigma of mental health disorders among healthcare professionals. An integrative review was conducted to identify the effectiveness of various interventions used globally to reduce the stigma of mental health disorders in the healthcare setting.
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