Title

Family perspectives of healthcare for relatives living with a mental illness

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Purpose: This study explored how parents, partners or spouses, siblings, and adult children, who had a relative living with a mental illness, experienced interactions with mental healthcare providers and staff. Design and Methods: A descriptive qualitative research process guided interviews with 20 family members about their experiences with the mental healthcare system. Findings: Analysis yielded similar and different themes of experience for each family role. Although navigating the mental system presented challenges, positive experiences affirmed family members' contributions to caregiving. Practice Implications: Involvement of family members contributes to inclusive care and promotes family satisfaction with care provided to their relative.

Department(s)

Nursing

Publication Title

Perspectives in Psychiatric Care

Volume

57

Issue

4

First Page

1547

Last Page

1557

Publication Date

10-1-2021

DOI

10.1111/ppc.12718

ISSN

00315990

E-ISSN

17446163

PubMed ID

33373064

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