Counsellor’s experience of living with a child with a chronic illness

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/315077
Title:
Counsellor’s experience of living with a child with a chronic illness
Authors:
Bodell, Caroline
Abstract:
This qualitative research is an exploration of the subjective experience of being a parent of a child with a chronic illness and the personal meanings that are attributed to this phenomenon. The data was gathered from four practicing counsellors, using semi-structured interviews and analysed by Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The aim of this study is not to propose any ‘universal truths’ about a parent’s experience. However, this glimpse into their subjective experience provides valuable insight to what emotional and psychological factors have impacted them as a parent since the diagnosis of their child’s illness. From the point of view as a parent it raises some implications for an empathic understanding of how they feel as a mother, whilst looking at additional support at crisis points of their child’s illness, including the diagnosis. The primary findings were the emotive symptoms that parents experience categorised as: Shock, Loss, Fear, Anxiety & Stress, Helplessness, Sadness & Hurt, Denial, Disbelief, and Loneliness. There were a number of other challenges that parents face whilst being a parent of a child with a chronic illness, with reference to the emotional and psychological impact, along with how they have coped. These findings can also support research in this area.
Advisors:
Swinton, Valda
Publisher:
University of Chester
Publication Date:
Oct-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/315077
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Masters Dissertations

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorSwinton, Valdaen
dc.contributor.authorBodell, Carolineen
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-01T10:43:08Z-
dc.date.available2014-04-01T10:43:08Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/315077-
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative research is an exploration of the subjective experience of being a parent of a child with a chronic illness and the personal meanings that are attributed to this phenomenon. The data was gathered from four practicing counsellors, using semi-structured interviews and analysed by Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA). The aim of this study is not to propose any ‘universal truths’ about a parent’s experience. However, this glimpse into their subjective experience provides valuable insight to what emotional and psychological factors have impacted them as a parent since the diagnosis of their child’s illness. From the point of view as a parent it raises some implications for an empathic understanding of how they feel as a mother, whilst looking at additional support at crisis points of their child’s illness, including the diagnosis. The primary findings were the emotive symptoms that parents experience categorised as: Shock, Loss, Fear, Anxiety & Stress, Helplessness, Sadness & Hurt, Denial, Disbelief, and Loneliness. There were a number of other challenges that parents face whilst being a parent of a child with a chronic illness, with reference to the emotional and psychological impact, along with how they have coped. These findings can also support research in this area.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chesteren
dc.subjectinterpretative phenomenological analysisen
dc.subjectchronic illnessen
dc.subjectchilden
dc.subjectparenten
dc.titleCounsellor’s experience of living with a child with a chronic illnessen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationnameMAen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters Degreeen
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