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Commentary on: Ordan R, Shor R, Liebergall-Wischnitzer M, et al. Nurses’ professional stigma and attitudes towards postpartum women with severe mental illness. J Clin Nurs 2018;27:1543–51. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.14179
Implications for practice and research
Healthcare professionals should provide person-centred care to postpartum women with severe mental illness (SMI), promoting their autonomy and the best outcomes for the woman and the child.
Stigma and negative attitudes towards individuals with SMI can have a detrimental effect on patient care.
Future research should evaluate interventions that decrease stigma in healthcare professionals caring for women with SMI.
Healthcare professionals can exhibit stigma and negative attitudes towards individuals with mental illness.1 These negative attitudes influence how they engage with patients with SMI, creating barriers to individualised care. The aim of the study by Ordan et al 2 was to examine …
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