Further work must be done to alleviate social isolation for people with severe mental illness. Services should consider the important role of human contact and social connection. Psychiatric nurses play an important role in helping their patients recognize their need for social connection and helping to facilitate it.
About the Study:
A literature search of CINAHL, Science Direct, Proquest, and PsycInfo, was conducted on the terms social isolation and social isolation and the mentally ill. Studies from 2000 to 2010 were included, and articles pertaining to children were excluded.