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The Ex perience of Family Members Caring for a Relative Di agnosed with Schi zophrenia: The Case of Amanuel Ho spital

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dc.contributor.advisor . Adamek, Margaret E(Professor)
dc.contributor.author Fufa, Gemachu
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-06T08:49:18Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-06T08:49:18Z
dc.date.issued 2013-06
dc.identifier.uri http://etd.aau.edu.et/handle/123456789/16569
dc.description.abstract Thi s stud y ex amined the experi e nce s of fami ly me mbe rs caring for a re lative d iagno sed with sc hi zo phre ni a in Eth io pia . Prev ious stu die s ind icated that fa mil y me mbers prov id in g ca re fo r their loved o ne w ith schi zo phreni a experie nced many chall enges in the co ur se of care-givin g. T ho ugh fa mil y memb ers experience both enri chme nts a nd chall enges in carin g fo r th e ir loved one with ment a l illn ess little attent io n is paid to the comprehens ive expe ri e n ces of fa mi ly me mb ers. This s tudy addressed th e afore mention ed iss ue and contribute d to limited studi es on psy chi atr ic co ndi t ions in Ethi op ia whe re ther e are limited services, com mu nity service o rgani zations, or legal fra me- works o n ment al illness. Th e s tud y use d a q ua litati ve ca se stud y approa ch . In-depth interviews were conducted w ith eight purposely selected parti ci pa nt s. Co ntent anal ys is was used to ana lyze th e data and identi fy the mes. The study indi cated a va riety of impacts of caregivin g such as psycho -social and ec onomi c as we ll as enrichme nts such as pro gress on the illness , teaching th eir experi ences, de ri vi n g hop e fro m th e situat io n, and satisfact ion fro m sharin g experi ences with others. The stud y also indi cated that enco uragi ng indep ende nce , fulfilling n eeds, ignorance for a whil e (no res p onse on th e situati on immedi ately), communicati on and disc uss ion w ith famil y as maj or ways of managing th e caregivin g res p o ns ibilit y. Und erstanding caregivers' experiences may be use ful in pro mptin g governme nts and service provid ers to in vest in educati on a nd support progra ms aimed at helping careg ivers to cope with th is stress and deal wi th the pr obl e m be havio urs assoc iat ed with the illness. Key words: schi zophreni a - Ethi opi a - careg iv in g- coping en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Addis Ababa University en_US
dc.subject schi zophrenia en_US
dc.subject Ethiopia en_US
dc.subject caregiving en_US
dc.subject coping en_US
dc.title The Ex perience of Family Members Caring for a Relative Di agnosed with Schi zophrenia: The Case of Amanuel Ho spital en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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