ISPN Special Conference Issue - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses Joining Together for Critical Need
The 2023 International Society for Psychiatric Nurses conference will be held on Redondo Beach, California. March 29-April 1. The theme this year is Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses Journey Together for Critical Need: Addressing Diversity, Those Affected by War, Violence and Health Inequities Across Populations. The following papers that were previously published in Archives will be reprinted in this special issue as they align well with the conference theme and serve to illustrate the rich variety of research that psychiatric nurses engage in that then impacts education, practice and additional research.
Psychiatric nurses' experiences and the emotional and psychological sequelae after being psychologically or physically assaulted in psychiatric units: A phenomenological studyThis study aimed to describe psychiatric nurses' experiences and the emotional and psychological sequelae after being psychologically or physically assaulted in inpatient psychiatric units.
An investigation of the prejudice and stigmatization levels of nursing students towards obese individualsThe study was conducted to determine the prejudice and stigmatization levels of nursing students towards obese individuals.
Incidence and related influencing factors of workplace violence among psychiatric nurses in China: A systematic review and Meta-analysisTo analyze and integrate the incidence and its influencing factors on workplace violence among psychiatric nurses in China.
Understanding help-seeking barriers after Gender-Based Violence: Validation of the Barriers to Help Seeking-Trauma version (BHS-TR)It is a devastating and tragic estimate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives (United Nations, 2015) (referred to hereafter as Gender-Based Violence, or GBV). While most research focuses on reducing violence, understanding power and control in families, and evaluating services, this study focuses on overcoming trauma recovery barriers. We document the development and psychometric properties of the development of the Barriers to Help Seeking for Trauma Scale (BHS-TR) scale conducted with 309 GBV survivors.
Post-traumatic stress disorder among victims of great march of return in the Gaza Strip, Palestine: A need for policy interventionThis study aimed to assess the level of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) and to examine the relationship between exposure to war stress and posttraumatic symptoms among people who were injured during the Great March of Return (GMR) in the Gaza Strip, Palestine. A sample of 264 adults who were injured during participation in the events of GMR completed the Impact Event Scale-Revised (IES-R). IES-R has three sub-scales; intrusion, avoidance, and hyper-arousal. Only 27.3% of the participants had two or more injuries and 38.4% of participants reported having disability due to their injuries.
Factors associated with violence against women by an intimate partner in Northeast BrazilThis study examined the prevalence, and associated factors, of violence against women by an intimate partner amongst 369 women who attended nursing consultations at primary care centres in Northeast Brazil. Socio-demographic variables, substance use, mental health and the forms of violence were analysed. IPV was a reality for 65.4% of the women of reproductive age seen in the centres. IPV, including psychological violence, is associated with age, education and religion, particularly amongst female cannabis users whose partners were also substance users.
“I'm losing everything all over again”: Responses from youth experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemicAlready at high-risk for adverse consequences associated with daily living, youth experiencing homelessness face additional barriers to health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this study was to identify the self-reported experiences and healthcare needs of youth experiencing homelessness as services in the community began to shut down at the beginning of the pandemic.
Suicidal ideation in gender and sexual minority students in the largest Brazilian UniversityIdentifying the presence of suicidal ideation and associated factors among university students from a public university in Brazil.
Nursing in the American Justice SystemEfforts to provide humane care for the mentally ill has led to growth of more suitable services in community-based settings, yet resources are insufficient to meet the needs of mentally ill who interface with the criminal justice system. The resulting collateral damage has created a pathway to prison for massive numbers of impaired individuals, and the inhumane warehousing of thousands of mentally ill people is reminiscent of a century ago. The criminal justice system was never intended to be a safety net for the public mental health system.
The relationship between domestic violence and the attitudes of women towards honor, gender roles, and wife-beating in TurkeyViolence against women (VAM) is still considered a global health problem and is highly prevalent in Turkey. This study aimed to determine the relationship between women's exposure to spousal/partner violence and their attitudes towards honor, social gender roles, and beating in Turkey.
The longitudinal influence of cyberbullying victimization on depression and posttraumatic stress symptoms: The mediation role of ruminationPrior studies demonstrated that cyberbullying victimization is associated with mental health in adolescent samples. The purpose of this study was to examine the mediational roles of intrusive and deliberate rumination in the association between cyberbullying victimization, depression, and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) among Chinese adolescents in two-wave longitudinal data. A total of 661 Chinese junior high school students completed the measures at Time 1 (T1) and Time 2 (T2). Adolescents' self-reports of cyberbullying victimization, rumination, depression, and PTSS were used in the analyses.
Voices of adolescent incest victims: A qualitative study on feelings about trauma and expectations of recoveryIncest, is a serious social problem facing society and children/adolescents themselves. The purpose of this study is to explore the ways adolescents talk about and give meaning to their experiences of incest concerning cultural, ethnic factors relevant to southeastern of Turkey.
Violence and substance use in sexual minorities: Data from the Second Brazilian National Alcohol and Drugs Survey (II BNADS)To describe the prevalence of substance use and the associations between adverse early life experiences, sexual behaviour and violence in sexual minority (SM) individuals.