2002 suplement 3

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Volume 11, suplement 3

Review article

The experience of providing care to an adult child with chronic schizophrenia, according to the concept by P. J. Milliken and K. A. Ryan

BEATA KASPEREK1
1. Zakładu Rehabilitacji Psychiatrycznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii Neurologii, 2002, 11, suplement 3 (16), 51-56
Keywords: schizophrenia, parental experience

Abstract

Research findings indicate that it is usually mothers who be or the major burden of care provision to the adult child with mental disorders. The author presents a number of concepts dealing with parental, especially maternal, subjective perspective on their child's illness: – the Milliken concept of parental role re-definition, the schematic representation of experience in mothers caring for their adult mentally ill child (according to Ryan), and the typology of care provision to the adult schizophrenic child proposed by Chelsa. (Ed.)

Address for correspondence:
Mgr Beata Kasperek, Zakład Rehabilitacji Pychiatrycznej Instytutu Psychiatrii i Neurologii, ul. Sobieskiego 9, 02-957 Warszawa