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Title: Post-traumatic growth: Health professionals as mothers of adult children with schizophrenia
Contributor(s): Klages, Debra  (author); East, Leah  (author)orcid ; Usher, Kim  (author)orcid ; Jackson, Debra  (author)
Publication Date: 2020
Early Online Version: 2020-08-10
DOI: 10.1080/07399332.2020.1781126
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Abstract: Worldwide, mothers provide lifelong care for their ill children. Our aim in this paper was to describe the development of post-traumatic growth in an international group of mothers. Interviews with a feminist storytelling approach were conducted with 13 health professionals who were mothers of adult children with schizophrenia. Using thematic analysis, we found they had experienced a complex traumatic process complicated by gender and health care’s dominant ruling relations. Over time, the women grew and became experts by experience due to their combined mothering and professional knowledges. Health professionals can play a central role and support their peers to care for family members with mental illnesses.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Health Care for Women International, 41(8), p. 916-927
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 1096-4665
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 420599 Nursing not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200307 Nursing
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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