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Title: South Asian men's narratives of inpatient psychiatric admission and its perceived impact upon themselves, their family members and their familial
Author: Kataria, Rupa
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2012
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Abstract:
The study is a narrative analysis of the accounts of five British Asian men aged between 23 and 42 years of age, who were inpatients with diagnoses of a mental illness. The aim of the research was to gain a better understanding of the psychological impact of an admission to an inpatient psychiatric service upon South Asian men and their families. Data was derived through flexible use of a semi-structured interview schedule. Participants spoke of their life and circumstances prior to their hospital admission, including the nature of their family relationships, their experiences of being a patient, and their hopes for the future post discharge from hospital. A summary of each participant's story is presented. The case study analysis of each account presents the core narrative, tone, notion of self construct, self in relation to others and genre within each narrative. Cross analysis of all the accounts showed similarities and differences present in the participants' stories. The findings are discussed in relation to an overarching genre 'Journeys of potential reparation and new beginnings', which captured the meta-narrative across the participants' accounts. It relates to participants' future hopes and plans for recovery and in some cases, an understanding of the fragility of these plans. Genres of participants' individual accounts seemed to fit with this ,overall sub-genre " ... it's going to be a fight ...". Participants anticipated struggles continuing post-discharge in relation to their psychological care and recovery, re-building their identities and lives, maintaining or re-building meaningful family relationships and having a sense of belonging in their family, cultural community and/or wider society. Implications for theoretical, clinical, training and development for professionals and service provision are discussed. Finally, strengths and limitations of the study, ideas for future research, the conclusion, and my final reflections are discussed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.559235  DOI: Not available
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