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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title How Adult Psychiatry Professional's View Children
Author Afzelius, Maria ; Plantin, Lars ; Östman, Margareta
Date 2015
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Abstract Background: Children of parents with a mental illness need support from adult psychiatric services. Efforts have been made to enhance the knowledge of practitioners in this field so that they may work in a more family- oriented manner and to include children in the therapeutic services they provide. Aim: This study investigates how adult psychiatry services works with families and children when a parent has a mental illness. Method: Twenty-four Swedish professional care providers were interviewed individually or in focus groups. Data was analyzed using an inductive content method. Results: Although the professionals knew that their patients had minor children, they still prioritized the individual relationship they had with the parent. Few efforts were made to include both children and families in the treatment offered, and when this happened it was done at the professional’s own discretion. Conclusion: Despite the mandatory Swedish obligation to pay attention to a patient’s children, our study showed that professionals tend to fall short in this regard. Adult psychiatry services needs to strengthen family -oriented work in order to provide support to such children. Keywords: Minor children; Parents with mental illness; Adult psychiatric services; Family therapy
Link http://austinpublishinggroup.com/psychiatry-behavioral-sciences/fulltext/ajpbs-v2-id1041.php .Icon
Publisher Austin Publishing
Host/Issue Austin Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science;2
Volume 2
ISSN 2381-9006
Pages 1041
Language eng (iso)
Subject Minor children
Parents with mental illness
Adult psychiatric services
Family therapy
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/22057 Permalink to this page
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