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Initiating communication about parental mental illness in families: an issue of confidence and security
Skellefteå Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic, Skellefteå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, ISSN 0020-7640, E-ISSN 1741-2854, Vol. 58, no 3, 258-265 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Beardslee's family intervention (FI) is a family-based intervention to prevent psychiatric problems for children of mentally ill parents. The parents' experiences are of importance in family-based interventions.

METHOD: Twenty five parents were interviewed about their experiences of FI. Data were analysed by qualitative methods.

DISCUSSION: Confidence and security in the professionals and in FI as a method were prerequisites for initiating communication about the parents' mental illness with the children.

CONCLUSIONS: FI provides a solid base for an alliance with the parents and might be a practicable method when parenthood and children are discussed with psychiatric patients.

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Sage Publications, 2012. Vol. 58, no 3, 258-265 p.
Keyword [en]
Beardslee’s family intervention, parental mental illness, qualitative analysis, therapeutic alliance
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-41656DOI: 10.1177/0020764010392088ISI: 000302632600004PubMedID: 21421639OAI: diva2:407466
Published online before print March 18, 2011.Available from: 2011-03-30 Created: 2011-03-30 Last updated: 2012-05-14Bibliographically approved

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