A Global Perspective of Caring for the Mentally Ill: Empowering Individuals Who Live with Schizophrenia

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304463
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Global Perspective of Caring for the Mentally Ill: Empowering Individuals Who Live with Schizophrenia
Author(s):
Jarosinski, Judith M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Judith M. Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE, jmjarosinski@salisbury.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013

Purpose: Despite improved treatment, significant global health disparities exist for those living with schizophrenia. The onset of symptoms, such as halluciantions and delusions, 'generally predicts worsening psychotic symptomatology. Clients continue to experience repeated relapses and symptom reoccurrence, and increased numbers of clients comprise the homeless population. The purpose of this study was to understand this experience for those living with mental illness, as they live'in their communities.'

Methods: A qualitative, Heideggerian approach guided data collection and analysis following Diekleman, Allen & Tanner's (1989) method. Twelve individuals with schizophrenia described their experience of the onset of symptomatolgy.'Implicit/explicit meanings were extracted.' Hermeneutic stories were developed by the team.

Results: An overarching pattern, 'A life disrupted: Still lived,' described surviving the experience of schizophrenia and persevering on one's own terms. While symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, 'revealed the loss of realistic appraisal, living with this illness was analogous to living with loss.' Participants recalled the experience of'mental illness as giving them something positive in how they cared and related to others. Participants were overpowered by the 'business of getting better', and the language of nursing, a language of empowerment, was overwhelming.

Conclusion: ' Incorporating a different language of caring for individuals living with mental illness underscores creative strategies currently used multinationallly.'

Keywords:
mental illnesss; global; empowerment
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleA Global Perspective of Caring for the Mentally Ill: Empowering Individuals Who Live with Schizophreniaen
dc.contributor.authorJarosinski, Judith M.en
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.author.detailsJudith M. Jarosinski, PhD, RN, CNE, jmjarosinski@salisbury.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304463-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Friday, July 26, 2013</p><b><b>Purpose: </b> </b>Despite improved treatment, significant global health disparities exist for those living with schizophrenia. The onset of symptoms, such as halluciantions and delusions, 'generally predicts worsening psychotic symptomatology. Clients continue to experience repeated relapses and symptom reoccurrence, and increased numbers of clients comprise the homeless population. The purpose of this study was to understand this experience for those living with mental illness, as they live'in their communities.' <p><b><b>Methods: </b> </b>A qualitative, Heideggerian approach guided data collection and analysis following Diekleman, Allen & Tanner's (1989) method. Twelve individuals with schizophrenia described their experience of the onset of symptomatolgy.'Implicit/explicit meanings were extracted.' Hermeneutic stories were developed by the team. <p><b><b>Results: </b> </b>An overarching pattern, 'A life disrupted: Still lived,' described surviving the experience of schizophrenia and persevering on one's own terms. While symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, 'revealed the loss of realistic appraisal, living with this illness was analogous to living with loss.' Participants recalled the experience of'mental illness as giving them something positive in how they cared and related to others. Participants were overpowered by the 'business of getting better', and the language of nursing, a language of empowerment, was overwhelming. <p><strong><b>Conclusion: </b></strong>'<b> </b>Incorporating a different language of <i>caring </i>for individuals living with mental illness underscores creative strategies currently used multinationallly.<i>' </i>en
dc.subjectmental illnesssen
dc.subjectglobalen
dc.subjectempowermenten
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:36:32Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:36:32Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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