Conceptions of mental health care: from the perspective of parents’ of adult children suffering from mental illness
2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 28, no 3, 496-504 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to describe parents' conceptions of the mental health care provided to adult children suffering from mental illness. Data were collected using qualitative research interviews with a purposive sample of sixteen mothers and ten fathers. Phenomenographic analysis was used to identify conceptions and formulate descriptive categories. The first category, questioning the availability of care, describes mental health care as being unequal in terms of accessibility and lacking in continuity. The second category, disapproval of parental exclusion, illustrates conceptions that mental healthcare professionals disregard parents and do not provide them with adequate information. The third category, questioning the quality of care, encompasses conceptions of lack of trust in the professionals' competence, an unsatisfactory environment as well as inadequate cooperation with other healthcare providers and authorities. Positive aspects, such as being seen and confirmed, were mentioned as valuable by the parents.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 28, no 3, 496-504 p.
mother, father, parent, adult child, mental illness, mental health care, phenomenography.
Research subject Health and Medical Care Research; Nursing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-34617DOI: 10.1111/scs.12074OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-34617DiVA: diva2:710816
Accepterad juli 2013.
In thesis named "Parents’ conceptions of adult mental health care: aphenomenographic study"2014-04-082014-04-082014-09-16Bibliographically approved