Nurses Attitude Towards The Mentally Ill Essay

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NURSES ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE MENTALLY ILL IN INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, MALDIVES AISHATH RAMEELA UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA 2004 NURSES ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE MENTALLY ILL IN INDIRA GANDHI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, MALDIVES BY AISHATH RAMEELA Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Science April 2004 TO MY LOVING SON: ALI ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENT First and foremost, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my supervisor, Dr. Intan Hashimah Mohamed Hashim for her valuable guidance and advice through out the period of my candidature. I gratefully thank the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for providing me with this opportunity to further my studies and financing me through out my study period. Next, I take this opportunity to thank all the nurses at Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital, for participating in this study. I would also like to thank Professor Madya Abdul Rahim bin Ibrahim (Dean, School of Social Sciences, University Sains Malaysia) and all the lecturers of the School of Social Sciences who have provided me with valuable knowledge during the course of my study at the School. I deeply thank my husband, my parents and all the other family members for their valuable support and assistance during the period of my study. Finally I would like to thank all my friends who have assisted me in various ways. Thank you all. iii TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE TITLE DEDICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF TABLES LIST OF FIGURES ABSTRAK ABSTRACT i ii iii iv viii xviii xix xxi 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Background Statement of Problem Research Objectives Possible Limitations 1 5 7 7 2. LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 2.2 Introduction Maldives at a Glance 8 8 iv 2.3 Theories of Attitude 2.3.1 2.3.2 2.3.3 2.3.4 What is Attitude? How is Attitudes Formed?
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