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Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Caregiver

2015

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Systematic Review: Coping And Supports Of Family Caregivers For Adults With Serious Mental Illness, Sheryl A. Cotton May 2015

Systematic Review: Coping And Supports Of Family Caregivers For Adults With Serious Mental Illness, Sheryl A. Cotton

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Caring for a loved one with serious mental illness is a challenging role to be in. The purpose of this systematic literature review is to integrate the current literature which values the viewpoint of the caregiver regarding their own strength perspective of discovering what coping skills and support systems they have found to be beneficial. The studies included in the review were peer reviewed empirical, qualitative and quantitative studies, representing several countries and age groups. Inclusionary terms for this study included: “chronic mental illness” or “mental illness”, some version of the word caregiver, family, related, adapt, cope and long-term. Exclusionary ...


The Caregiver Experience: Raising A Child With A Mental Health Condition, Kelly Mwei May 2015

The Caregiver Experience: Raising A Child With A Mental Health Condition, Kelly Mwei

Master of Social Work Clinical Research Papers

Caring for a child with a diagnosed mental health condition not only affects the child, but impacts the caregivers of these children in a variety of ways. The purpose of this project was to explore caregivers’ experiences raising a child with a diagnosed mental health condition, specifically looking at what supports and services are available to them, how these services and supports are utilized, and what challenges and barriers they encounter. Using a qualitative design, six participants (five professional and one familiar caregiver) were interviewed regarding their experience assisting in or raising a child with a mental health condition. Data ...