“Uncharted waters”: The experience of parents of young people with mental health problems.

Harden, Jeni (2005) “Uncharted waters”: The experience of parents of young people with mental health problems. Qualitative Health Research, 15 (2). pp. 207-223. ISSN 1049 7323

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In this article, the author discusses the experiences of parents of young people with mental health problems and their relations with health care professionals. She conducted qualitative interviews with 25 parents whose teenage child had a diagnosed psychiatric condition. She argues that the experiences of parent-carers can best be understood in the context of the particular relationships involved. The author contextualizes the meanings parents give to care received in wider understandings of parenting and the parental caregiving role. She argues that the parents were deskilled by the condition and by the medical profession. At the same time, parents engaged in a range of actions through which they were reskilled and their parental caregiving role was reestablished.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1049 7323
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mental Health; Problems; Young people; Young Adults; Parents; Parenting skills; Experience;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Health and Social Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 158 Applied psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610 Medicine & health
300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & social services > 361 Social problems & social welfare in general
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Item ID: 2219
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2008 16:56
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2013 13:44

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