Making sense of psychosis : experiences of young British Pakistani women and the impact of self-stigmatisation
Goodwin, Anna, D.Clin.Psy. (2011) Making sense of psychosis : experiences of young British Pakistani women and the impact of self-stigmatisation. DClinPsych thesis, University of Warwick.Full text not available from this repository.
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Chapter one examines the literature concerning the potential consequences of selfstigmatisation
in individuals with schizophrenia and related disorders. Eighteen
international papers concerning the impact of self-stigma on a range of psychosocial
outcomes are reviewed in detail. Methodological limitations of the research
base are considered, including the inappropriate measurement of self-stigma and the
need for a greater number of longitudinal studies incorporating more sophisticated
statistical analysis. The clinical implications of the findings are considered including
the need for greater awareness of the consequences of self-stigma amongst mental
health clinicians. Areas for future research are also proposed.
Chapter two reports on an empirical investigation into the experiences of young
British Pakistani women recovering from psychosis. Five women were recruited
from a UK Early Intervention Service to participate in semi-structured interviews.
Interviews focused on the women’s beliefs about their experiences, the factors they
believed had facilitated their recovery and the impact of their experiences on their
sense of self and feelings about the future. Interview data was analysed using
Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Four super-ordinate themes emerged
from the data. These themes were largely consistent with findings from other
qualitative studies in early psychosis. The clinical implications of the findings are
discussed including the need for clinical staff to engage meaningfully with service
users’ explanatory models of psychosis and to establish effective working alliances
with their families. Methodological limitations of the study and areas for future
research are considered.
Chapter three contains therapeutic letters written by the author as part of an exercise
in reflective writing. The letters contain personal insights gained throughout the
course of the research and reflections on the emotional experience of conducting
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (DClinPsych)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Stigma (Social psychology), Schizophrenia, Pakistanis -- Great Britain -- Mental health|
|Official Date:||May 2011|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of Psychology|
|Supervisor(s)/Advisor:||Neal, Adrian ; Bernard, Mark|
Completed in conjunction with Coventry University. School of Health and Social Sciences.
|Extent:||xii, 175 leaves|
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