Ashencaen Crabtree, S., 2003. Asylum blues: Staff attitudes towards psychiatric work in Sarawak, Malaysia. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 10 (6), pp. 713-721.
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This paper draws upon findings from an ethnographic study of psychiatric service users in a psychiatric institution in Sarawak, East Malaysia. Findings focus primarily on the accounts of nursing staff in relation to attitudes towards psychiatric work and patients. These indicate that despite a rhetoric of decentralized services, a custodial ‘asylum’ model continues to influence the care of patients at many levels. Negative professional attitudes towards patients lead to issues of both moral and physical containment. However, an associated attitude of stigma and prejudice towards mental illness impacts upon how attractive a career in psychiatric nursing is perceived to be by respondents, subject to gender differentials.
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Social Work|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Social Work and Social Policy|
|Deposited By:||Dr Sara Ashencaen Crabtree|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2008 16:01|
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