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Vardagens sociala liv för föräldrar till ett barn med psykossjukdom - fem föräldrars erfarenheter
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The social life of parents of a child with psychotic illness - The experiences of five parents (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to describe experiences in daily social life of parents of children with psychotic illness. Five parents with long-term experience of psychotic illness have been interviewed. The frame of reference in emotion theories of Thomas Scheff and Randall Collins have been used to analyze the results. The study is qualitative and has a phenomenological approach to shed lights of meanings in daily social life. The following meanings was found: Openness with certain reservation shows that honesty is important for the feeling of solidarity, Social expectations in daily life describes the parents´own expectations as well as expectations from others. In The important confirmation the findings show that the parents´need understanding for the family situation, and the findings also show the importance of support for the family and the acceptance of the psychotic illness.

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2011. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
experiences, daily, social life, parents, psychotic illness, phenomenological approach
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13301OAI: diva2:428431
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Social Work
Educational program
Social Work Study Programme, 210 credits
2011-06-30, 11:48 (Swedish)
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-06-30 Created: 2011-06-30 Last updated: 2013-03-18Bibliographically approved

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