Prevention of mental illness in chronic disease patients: Role of Psychiatric Nurses in Community

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Aungsana Khlaisuk


       Several studies have shown that chronic disease lead to mental illness especially in patients with cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. People with chronic disease suffering from mental illness may effect on motivation in self – care and lead to more severity of chronic disease that likely to difficult and complex to treatment. Therefore, the mental illness prevention are important and challenging to psychiatric nurse in community. The purpose of this article is present the role of community psychiatric nurse in preventing mental illness that consist of primary prevention, secondary prevention and tertiary prevention.


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