Mental illness in the nursing workplace: a collective autoethnography

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dc.contributor.author Kidd, Jacqueline en
dc.contributor.author Finlayson, MP en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-11T23:13:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.citation Contemporary Nurse 36(1-2):21-33 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 1037-6178 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/17095 en
dc.description.abstract Many nurses are burned out, exhausted and have a high intent to leave their jobs. These factors, when experienced over a period of time, are consistent with the development of mental illness. This study takes a collective autoethnographical approach to mental illness in the nursing workplace by focusing on the stories of nurses who have experienced mental illness in clinical practice. It highlights three ways in which nursing and mental illness are connected; the nurse who is vulnerable to mental illness prior to entering the profession, the nurse who develops mental illness that is independent of her work but is nevertheless impacted by it, and the nurse who develops mental illness as a result of her work and/or role. This paper explores the hyphenated lives and bullying these nurses experience, and recommends strategies that the profession, employing organisations, and individuals can adopt to reduce nurses' progression from stress to distress and mental illness. en
dc.publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Contemporary Nurse en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1037-6178/ en
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dc.title Mental illness in the nursing workplace: a collective autoethnography en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.5172/conu.2010.36.1-2.021 en
pubs.issue 1-2 en
pubs.begin-page 21 en
pubs.volume 36 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: eContent Management Pty Ltd. en
dc.identifier.pmid 21254820 en
pubs.end-page 33 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 205550 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-02-10 en
pubs.dimensions-id 21254820 en


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