In patients with major depressive disorder, what is the effect of allowing nature therapy along with medications compared to medications alone over one year?
The treatment of the mentally ill population has gone a long way and much work has been done to de-stigmatize this disease. Unfortunately, many treatment centers still have employees who are old schooled and do not want to change their way. Their excuse is: “We have always done it that way.” According to Shaheen, Foo, &Luyt et. al (2011), one of the barriers to adopting evidence-based practice (EBP) is lack of time. Staffs at my facility constantly have to work shorthanded. The rate of employee turnover is so high that the facility cannot hire people fast enough to replace the ones who are leaving. As a result, training on new policies and evidence – based practice is difficult to implement. To be able for staff to have time allotted for training on EBP, facility managements need to find out the reason why workers are leaving. They need to increase the hiring rate as well.
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