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Sorg och glädje: en kvalitativ studie om fem kvinnors upplevelser och hanterande av att bli kroniskt sjuka i samband med att de fick barn

Flink, Maria (2006)
School of Social Work
Abstract
This essay aims to investigate how women who fall ill in Rheumatoid Arthritis, during or just after their pregnancy, experience and cope with this. The main questions were 1. What experiences did the women have from receiving their diagnosis? 2. How has the motherhood and the sickness affected one another? 3. How did the women cope with the problems they faced? 4. What kind of support were the women in need of? 5. What support did they receive?

A qualitative method was used and five interviews were made. Coping theory and crisis theory were used.

The interviews showed that the women experienced mainly practical difficulties. They also had difficulties dealing with the fact that they had a chronic sickness. They experienced that the... (More)
This essay aims to investigate how women who fall ill in Rheumatoid Arthritis, during or just after their pregnancy, experience and cope with this. The main questions were 1. What experiences did the women have from receiving their diagnosis? 2. How has the motherhood and the sickness affected one another? 3. How did the women cope with the problems they faced? 4. What kind of support were the women in need of? 5. What support did they receive?

A qualitative method was used and five interviews were made. Coping theory and crisis theory were used.

The interviews showed that the women experienced mainly practical difficulties. They also had difficulties dealing with the fact that they had a chronic sickness. They experienced that the sickness affected them in both a negative and a positive way. They had made new experiences which were good for both them and the child. Having to take care of the child also helped them to manage the difficulties. But the sickness also brought problems. The women coped with their problems both by making up new solutions to their practical problems and by the help that they received from their families and friends. (Less)
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author
Flink, Maria
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
ledgångsreumatism, kronisk sjukdom, coping, kris, socialt arbete, Social changes, theory of social work, Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete
language
Swedish
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1329787
date added to LUP
2006-03-22
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2006-03-22
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  abstract     = {This essay aims to investigate how women who fall ill in Rheumatoid Arthritis, during or just after their pregnancy, experience and cope with this. The main questions were 1. What experiences did the women have from receiving their diagnosis? 2. How has the motherhood and the sickness affected one another? 3. How did the women cope with the problems they faced? 4. What kind of support were the women in need of? 5. What support did they receive?

A qualitative method was used and five interviews were made. Coping theory and crisis theory were used.

The interviews showed that the women experienced mainly practical difficulties. They also had difficulties dealing with the fact that they had a chronic sickness. They experienced that the sickness affected them in both a negative and a positive way. They had made new experiences which were good for both them and the child. Having to take care of the child also helped them to manage the difficulties. But the sickness also brought problems. The women coped with their problems both by making up new solutions to their practical problems and by the help that they received from their families and friends.},
  author       = {Flink, Maria},
  keyword      = {ledgångsreumatism,kronisk sjukdom,coping,kris,socialt arbete,Social changes, theory of social work,Sociala förändringar, teorier om socialt arbete},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sorg och glädje: en kvalitativ studie om fem kvinnors upplevelser och hanterande av att bli kroniskt sjuka i samband med att de fick barn},
  year         = {2006},
}