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Fathers’ everyday experiences of having an adult child who suffers from long-term mental illness
University of O¨ rebro, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro, Sweden and Skaraborg Hospital, Division of Psychiatry, Skövde, Sweden.
University of Örebro, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro, Sweden and Centre for Health Care Sciences, Örebro, Sweden.
Margretelunds Ungdomshem, National Board of Institutional Care, Lidköping, Sweden.
Ersta Sköndal University College, Enheten för forskning i palliativ vård. University College, Department of Nursing, Gjøvik, Norway.
2012 (English)In: Issues in Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 0161-2840, E-ISSN 1096-4673, Vol. 33, no 2, 109-117 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to describe the everyday life experiences of fathers of adult children who have various forms of long-term mental illness. Ten fathers were interviewed. Content analysis revealed one main theme: Maintaining a strong fac¸ade while balancing on a thin line, and two sub-themes: (1) A constant struggle and (2) A feeling of powerlessness. The fathers demonstrated great engagement and good will to participate in their child’s life. A sense of powerlessness and frustration at not having or being allowed freedom of action emerged. Cooperation between children, parents, the care service providers, and the authorities could increase the parents’ abilities to provide adequate support to the child as well as helping them to understand and make the incomprehensible manageable.

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2012. Vol. 33, no 2, 109-117 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:esh:diva-1322DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2011.627106PubMedID: 22273345OAI: oai:DiVA.org:esh-1322DiVA: diva2:452036
Available from: 2011-10-27 Created: 2011-10-27 Last updated: 2016-04-15Bibliographically approved

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