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The Emotional Impact of Mental Illness on Mental Health Provider

Volume 9 - Issue 2

Raafat Aburumman1*, Maher Al-Asasleh1, Amjad Jumaian1 and Jed Megan2

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    • 1Royal Medical Services, Jordan
    • 2Department of psychiatry, Michigan State University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Raafat Aburumman, Royal Medical Services, Jordan

Received: September 06, 2018;   Published: September 21, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001776

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Abstract

Mental health providers are likely to develop negative emotions towards patients with mental diseases. The objectives of this study were to explore the bothering levels of mental patients, and what emotion feelings that were developed by American and Arabian mental health providers towards the patients they are treating. To achieve these objectives, a questionnaire was developed that consisted of demographic part, scoring of bothering levels, emotional feelings, and mechanisms of interactions with patients in case of the existence of such emotions. The questionnaire was uploaded to Survey Monkey for data collection. The data was presented as frequencies and percentages. Study findings showed the existence of bothering levels according to mental diseases. In the majority of cases, both Americans and Arabians exhibited empathy towards patients with mental diseases. In case of having such an emotional feeling that may interfere with treatment plans, various mechanisms were involved such as reviewing literature or consulting other colleagues. Taken together, both Americans and Arabians developed bothering levels of actions of mental patients and exhibited different levels of empathy towards those patients.

Keywords: Mental Health Providers; Patients with Mental Disease; Empathy; Emotional Feelings; Americans; Arabians

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