Psychiatric Nurses' Roles on Mental Health Promotion for Schizophrenic Patients' Caregivers in Local Communities

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ศิริญพร บุสหงษ์
โปรยทิพย์ สันตะพันธ์ุ
ทัตภณ พละไชย


Schizophrenia is a chronic mental disease that the number of patients is increasing every year. According to the Department of Mental Health's policy, patients suffering from this disease should return to the community, cared by their families and communities as soon as possible and emphasized on participation of the local communities and the network partners. But taking care of schizophrenic patients make the caregivers felt discouraged, worried and stressful with what they were working on. Thus, mental health promotion for the caregivers of schizophrenic patients is also crucial. Because, if they have strong mental health, the treatment for the patients will be of good quality. This article presents issues on mental health of those who taking care of the schizophrenic patients and psychiatric nurses' roles on mental health promotion among the caregivers in order to develop and strengthen their mind, ready for any situations affecting their mind, manage stress and adjust themselves happily with the society


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