Experiences of Family Caregivers of Individuals With Chronic Psychiatric Illness in Turkey A Qualitative Study


Sari A. , Duman Z. C.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, vol.58, no.3, pp.38-46, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3928/02793695-20191210-02
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-46

Abstract

The purpose of the current descriptive qualitative study was to reveal experiences of family caregivers of individuals with chronic psychiatric illness. Family caregivers who provided care to 16 individuals with chronic mental illness were interviewed. Three themes emerged from the interviews: Illness Management, The Caregiver's World: Changes and Effects, and Coping From the Caregiver's Point of View. Understanding the experiences of family caregivers contributes to content development of family intervention programs.