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"Det vi inte förstår oss på, det är ju skrämmande" - en kvalitativ studie om yrkesverksammas uppfattningar av stigma, skam och skuld hos föräldrar till barn med psykisk ohälsa

Lindholm, Ulrika LU and Luthra, Laura LU (2016) SOPA63 20152
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of the study was to examine how feelings of stigma, guilt and shame are expressed
among parents of children living with mental ill-health. Research has stated that these feelings
manifest in families living with mental ill-health, which also aimed the focus of this study
toward researching which underlying factors and elements that are of significance. As the
study was based on eight semi-structured interviews with workers who come in contact with
parents of children with mental ill-health, the main questions have been addressed to their
experiences. The respondents were workers from various fields of social work in different
municipalities in Scania of southern Sweden. Four main themes were identified in the interviews
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The aim of the study was to examine how feelings of stigma, guilt and shame are expressed
among parents of children living with mental ill-health. Research has stated that these feelings
manifest in families living with mental ill-health, which also aimed the focus of this study
toward researching which underlying factors and elements that are of significance. As the
study was based on eight semi-structured interviews with workers who come in contact with
parents of children with mental ill-health, the main questions have been addressed to their
experiences. The respondents were workers from various fields of social work in different
municipalities in Scania of southern Sweden. Four main themes were identified in the interviews
as they were recurring and found to be of importance to emphasize: the definitions of
shame and guilt, how shame and guilt are expressed and managed among parents, underlying
factors which influence feelings of stigma, shame and guilt as well as a discussion on stigma,
norms and a possible hierarchy of mental ill-health in the Swedish society. Through a thematic
analysis parents’ knowledge, including level of education, socio-economic status and
society awareness, was discovered to play a significant role as an underlying factor influencing
feelings of stigma, shame and guilt. An occurence of a diagnosis was also found to be of
importance among parents experiencing feelings of stigma, guilt and shame. (Less)
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author
Lindholm, Ulrika LU and Luthra, Laura LU
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organization
alternative title
"What we don't understand is frightening to us" - a qualitative study on workers' experiences of stigma, shame and guilt among parents of children with mental ill-health
course
SOPA63 20152
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
parents of mentally ill, stigma, guilt, shame, social work
language
Swedish
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8564835
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2016-01-28 11:27:49
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to examine how feelings of stigma, guilt and shame are expressed
among parents of children living with mental ill-health. Research has stated that these feelings
manifest in families living with mental ill-health, which also aimed the focus of this study
toward researching which underlying factors and elements that are of significance. As the
study was based on eight semi-structured interviews with workers who come in contact with
parents of children with mental ill-health, the main questions have been addressed to their
experiences. The respondents were workers from various fields of social work in different
municipalities in Scania of southern Sweden. Four main themes were identified in the interviews
as they were recurring and found to be of importance to emphasize: the definitions of
shame and guilt, how shame and guilt are expressed and managed among parents, underlying
factors which influence feelings of stigma, shame and guilt as well as a discussion on stigma,
norms and a possible hierarchy of mental ill-health in the Swedish society. Through a thematic
analysis parents’ knowledge, including level of education, socio-economic status and
society awareness, was discovered to play a significant role as an underlying factor influencing
feelings of stigma, shame and guilt. An occurence of a diagnosis was also found to be of
importance among parents experiencing feelings of stigma, guilt and shame.},
  author       = {Lindholm, Ulrika and Luthra, Laura},
  keyword      = {parents of mentally ill,stigma,guilt,shame,social work},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Det vi inte förstår oss på, det är ju skrämmande" - en kvalitativ studie om yrkesverksammas uppfattningar av stigma, skam och skuld hos föräldrar till barn med psykisk ohälsa},
  year         = {2016},
}