An Exploration of the Relationship of Voice Hearing to Identified Self-Care Needs and Desires of Community Dwelling Voice Hearers

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150002
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Presentation
Title:
An Exploration of the Relationship of Voice Hearing to Identified Self-Care Needs and Desires of Community Dwelling Voice Hearers
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An Exploration of the Relationship of Voice Hearing to Identified Self-Care Needs and Desires of Community Dwelling Voice Hearers
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:England, Margaret Caroline, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Windsor
Title:Associate Professor
Clinicians often have diverging views on the care needs of people who hear voices posing serious challenges for assuring the health and safety of this population. Recent work, however, suggests that clinician appreciation and responsiveness to the care needs of voice hearers could be improved by engaging the voice hearers directly in their own appraisal of their self-care assets and deficits. A descriptive study was undertaken to identify the self-care needs of 337 community-dwelling voice hearers controlling for the negativity of the subjects' voice hearing experiences. The subjects completed an assessment of their self-care needs, and provided information about their voices and desire to talk about specific assets and deficits. Findings from the study revealed that more than two thirds of the subjects suffered from grief tied to early experiences of abuse or death. Subjects exposed to persistent, negative voice hearing experiences were most likely to abuse or neglect themselves, use drugs or alcohol, and withdraw from people. They more often reported being unable to get up for the day, and take care of their bodily or instrumental needs. They wanted help dealing with suffering, lack of energy, and an uncertain future. Subjects exposed to persistent, neutral-to-positive voice hearing experiences were less likely to feel depressed, or use drugs or alcohol. They more often reported needs to focus, solve a concrete problem, deal with a perceived stigma, meet friends, get a job, or do something important. They wanted help developing cognitive, social, or time management skills. These subjects did not seek to be rid of their voices especially those that provided comfort and guidance. Findings from the study can be used to tailor best practice guidelines for dealing with both the self-care needs and preferences of voice hearers and the quality of the voices they hear.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAn Exploration of the Relationship of Voice Hearing to Identified Self-Care Needs and Desires of Community Dwelling Voice Hearersen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150002-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">An Exploration of the Relationship of Voice Hearing to Identified Self-Care Needs and Desires of Community Dwelling Voice Hearers</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">England, Margaret Caroline, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Windsor</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mengland@uwindsor.ca</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Clinicians often have diverging views on the care needs of people who hear voices posing serious challenges for assuring the health and safety of this population. Recent work, however, suggests that clinician appreciation and responsiveness to the care needs of voice hearers could be improved by engaging the voice hearers directly in their own appraisal of their self-care assets and deficits. A descriptive study was undertaken to identify the self-care needs of 337 community-dwelling voice hearers controlling for the negativity of the subjects' voice hearing experiences. The subjects completed an assessment of their self-care needs, and provided information about their voices and desire to talk about specific assets and deficits. Findings from the study revealed that more than two thirds of the subjects suffered from grief tied to early experiences of abuse or death. Subjects exposed to persistent, negative voice hearing experiences were most likely to abuse or neglect themselves, use drugs or alcohol, and withdraw from people. They more often reported being unable to get up for the day, and take care of their bodily or instrumental needs. They wanted help dealing with suffering, lack of energy, and an uncertain future. Subjects exposed to persistent, neutral-to-positive voice hearing experiences were less likely to feel depressed, or use drugs or alcohol. They more often reported needs to focus, solve a concrete problem, deal with a perceived stigma, meet friends, get a job, or do something important. They wanted help developing cognitive, social, or time management skills. These subjects did not seek to be rid of their voices especially those that provided comfort and guidance. Findings from the study can be used to tailor best practice guidelines for dealing with both the self-care needs and preferences of voice hearers and the quality of the voices they hear.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:14:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:14:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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