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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153326
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Caregivers' Experience of Taking Care of Schizophrenic Outpatients
Abstract:
Caregivers' Experience of Taking Care of Schizophrenic Outpatients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Yen, Wen-Jiuan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Chung Shan Medical University
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Ching-Hwa Teng, RN, MSN; Shiou-Chih Tseng, BSN
The purpose of this study was to explore the caregivers¡? experience of taking care of schizophrenic outpatients. The result could provide a reference for mental health professionals to design holistic community mental health care for mentally ill patients. For this in-depth qualitative investigation of caregivers¡? experience of taking care of schizophrenic outpatients, 10 participants were recruited at OPD of psychiatric ward. Each participant provided informed consent and then engaged in a semi-structured, audio-taped interview of 1 hour duration. Narrative strategies were used to examine the data. In an initial iteration, events recounted in each interview were arranged in chronological order and a flow chart was constructed to examine developmental patterns and staging for each participant. Then the flow charts of chronological events of all five participants were compared and contrasted to identify similar and differing experiences across the sample. In the next step, verbatim of the interviews were coded thematically using content analysis. Caregivers¡? experience could be summarized as three stages: (1) initial stage refers to the caregivers¡? reactions toward dealing with patients¡? bizarre behaviors, and information sources. Traditional Chinese religion is utilized commonly at this stage. (2) Diagnostic stage: caregivers suffer from a series of psychological reactions about caregivers¡? diagnosis. (3) Discharge stage: caregivers¡? worries, and their expectations. Family plays an important role for providing care to mentally ill patients, but experiences a heavy burden. The greatest contribution of this study is exposure of the issue of caregivers¡? experience as they are taking care of mentally ill patients. It is a wake up call for mental health professionals to provide care for caregivers.
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.titleCaregivers' Experience of Taking Care of Schizophrenic Outpatientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153326-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Caregivers' Experience of Taking Care of Schizophrenic Outpatients</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yen, Wen-Jiuan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chung Shan Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wyen@csmu.edu.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Ching-Hwa Teng, RN, MSN; Shiou-Chih Tseng, BSN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to explore the caregivers&iexcl;? experience of taking care of schizophrenic outpatients. The result could provide a reference for mental health professionals to design holistic community mental health care for mentally ill patients. For this in-depth qualitative investigation of caregivers&iexcl;? experience of taking care of schizophrenic outpatients, 10 participants were recruited at OPD of psychiatric ward. Each participant provided informed consent and then engaged in a semi-structured, audio-taped interview of 1 hour duration. Narrative strategies were used to examine the data. In an initial iteration, events recounted in each interview were arranged in chronological order and a flow chart was constructed to examine developmental patterns and staging for each participant. Then the flow charts of chronological events of all five participants were compared and contrasted to identify similar and differing experiences across the sample. In the next step, verbatim of the interviews were coded thematically using content analysis. Caregivers&iexcl;? experience could be summarized as three stages: (1) initial stage refers to the caregivers&iexcl;? reactions toward dealing with patients&iexcl;? bizarre behaviors, and information sources. Traditional Chinese religion is utilized commonly at this stage. (2) Diagnostic stage: caregivers suffer from a series of psychological reactions about caregivers&iexcl;? diagnosis. (3) Discharge stage: caregivers&iexcl;? worries, and their expectations. Family plays an important role for providing care to mentally ill patients, but experiences a heavy burden. The greatest contribution of this study is exposure of the issue of caregivers&iexcl;? experience as they are taking care of mentally ill patients. It is a wake up call for mental health professionals to provide care for caregivers.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:11:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:11:53Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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