A grounded theory of families responding to mental illness.

  title={A grounded theory of families responding to mental illness.},
  author={Linda Rose and R Kevin Mallinson and Benita Walton-Moss},
  journal={Western journal of nursing research},
  volume={24 5},
  • Linda Rose, R Kevin Mallinson, Benita Walton-Moss
  • Published 2002 in Western journal of nursing research
Despite decades of research documenting family burden related to mental illness of a relative, little is known about families' responses over time. A grounded theory study was designed to describe families' responses to these severe mental illnesses. Twenty-nine participants representing 17 families were interviewed 3 times over 2 years. Interviews were analyzed using constant comparison. Living with ambiguity of mental illness was the central concern. The basic social process was pursuing… CONTINUE READING
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