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In accordance with the purpose of the "Community Healthcare Room" project, in 2003 the representatives of this research set up the Mental Health Consultation Room with a base at the College of Nursing Art and Science, University of Hyogo. Since then, mental health nursing consultation has been provided by faculty members teaching mental health and psychiatric nursing. This paper reports the results of a study that examined the needs of clients and effects of the consultations, through a review of activities during the second year of the project's operation and interviews with those who continue to visit the consultation office. The number of consultation cases in the second year increased to 1. 8 times the number seen in the first year. As for the reasons for visiting the mental health consultation room, the majority of reasons cited were worries as a parent who has a child with mental health problems or stress from family relationships. Among visitors who had their own health problems, the largest number of people complained about depressive moods, half of whom see a psychiatric doctor regularly and take medication. There were some people who visited the consultation room on the recommendation of their psychiatric doctors. From these findings, it is suggested that many visitors expect the consultation room to perform complementary functions with a medical institution such as a psychiatric clinic and psychosomatic medicine clinic. As a result of examining the results of interviews with those continuing to go to the consultation room, in addition to findings from past activities, the following needs of visitors have been identified : (1) professional judgment and advice ; (2) active listening ; and (3) information on and referral to appropriate social resources. Regarding the effects of consultation, the following positive changes were seen in visitors (1) increased mental stability ; (2) increased motivation for solving problems ; (3) more proactivity in seeking professional information and advice ; (4) improved conditions and increased selfefficacy ; and (5) becoming able to have a stable life despite someworries.


  • University of Hyogo, College of Nursing Art and Science, Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community bulletin

    University of Hyogo, College of Nursing Art and Science, Research Institute of Nursing Care for People and Community bulletin 14, 107-118, 2007



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