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Mental health, illness, and distress in undergraduate nursing students: A selected review of the literature

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dc.contributor.author Morton, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-12T21:19:40Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-12T21:19:40Z
dc.date.copyright 2015 en_US
dc.date.issued 2015-08-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6434
dc.description.abstract The start of postsecondary education may mark the beginning of a period in which students experience significant changes including those related to developmental tasks, self-identify and the formation of values. Postsecondary education may provide many opportunities for positive growth, however, it also is a time when students are faced with many new challenges, some of which may negatively impact their mental health. Nursing students may have increased risk for mental health issues as they are often required to face challenges not typically found in other programs. Unfortunately, there are postsecondary students who may not have the required coping skills and/or a reliable support system needed to help them navigate the challenges that postsecondary education engenders. Even more disturbing is the fact that many students will go on to develop mental health issues or have an exacerbation of previously identified mental illness for which they will not seek help due to fears of discrimination, stereotyping, and/or reprisal. Although, there has been a number of studies published on student mental health there is little research addressing nursing students and the educators that educate them, particularly in English speaking countries. Given this lack of information, I have conducted a selected literature review on what is currently known about nursing student mental health using nursing and non-nursing sources. These findings are enmeshed with general mental health discussions forming an atypical literature review format. Drawing upon the work of Barker and Buchanan-Barker’s Tidal Model, nursing student mental health is discussed as well as some potential recommendations that may prove helpful in the promotion of nursing student mental health. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject undergraduate nursing students en_US
dc.subject nursing students en_US
dc.subject undergraduate students en_US
dc.subject nurse educators en_US
dc.subject mental health en_US
dc.subject mental illness en_US
dc.subject mental distress en_US
dc.subject The Tidal Model en_US
dc.title Mental health, illness, and distress in undergraduate nursing students: A selected review of the literature en_US
dc.type project en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor McDonald, Carol
dc.degree.department School of Nursing en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing M.N. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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