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Inte bara anhörig: En kvalitativ studie om hur det är att vara anhörig till en partner med psykisk ohälsa
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

“Not just a relative”

A qualitative study on how it is to be a relative of a partner with mental illness

 

The purpose of the study is to investigate how relatives of a partner with mental illness communicate about their relationship, how employees at a municipal unit work with support of this kind of family while observing from an outside and unbiased perspective, and what kind of support society can offer to prevent problems for the person with mental illness. We have conducted a qualitative survey by interviews and results show that the relatives in the study experience stress, shame, guilt,

and  have a strong need to portray a better image of their lives towards others and society. The love of the sick partner as well as the will to help the sick partner makes them stay. There is an inner conflict within these relatives between the will to help and how much and what help can be offered or expected while listening to ones body and psyche. All informants have received support from the society. The employees at the municipal unit work to prevent issues and problems arising by communicating with the family early on in the prognosis and they attach great importance to the involvement of the family in the treatment and care, as well as seeing the relatives as a resource.

 

 

Written by Amal Lindgren and Malin Johansson

 

Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattning

 

”Inte bara anhörig”

En kvalitativ studie om hur det är att vara anhörig till en partner med psykisk ohälsa

 

 

Av: Amal Idris Lindgren och Malin Johansson

 

 

Syftet med studien är att undersöka hur anhöriga till en partner med psykisk ohälsa talar om sin relation, hur anställda på en kommunal enhet som arbetar med anhörigstöd ser på det utifrån samt vilket stöd samhället erbjuder för att förebygga problem hos den anhörige. Vi genomförde en kvalitativ undersökning i form av intervjuer. Resultatet visade att de anhöriga i studien upplever stress, skam och skuld samt har ett starkt behov av att visa en bättre bild av sina liv utåt. Kärleken och viljan att hjälpa sin sjuka partner gör att flera väljer att stanna. Det sker en inre konflikt inom dessa anhöriga mellan viljan att hjälpa, förväntas hjälpa och samtidigt lyssna på sin kropp och psyke. Samtliga informanter har fått stöd av samhället. Personalen i den kommunala enheten arbetar förebyggande för att fånga anhöriga tidigt. Personalen lägger stor vikt i att anhöriga ska vara delaktiga inom vården och ses som en resurs.

 

 

 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
mental illness, social support for relatives, needs of relatives
Keywords [sv]
psykisk ohälsa, samhällets stöd för anhöriga, informell omsorg
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-27473OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-27473DiVA, id: diva2:1229704
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Social work
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Social work
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Available from: 2018-07-02 Created: 2018-07-02 Last updated: 2018-07-02Bibliographically approved

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