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Valuing psychiatric patients' stories: belief in and use of the supernatural in the Jamaican psychiatric setting

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dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-10 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T14:42:08Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T14:42:08Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/2562
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to examine illness presentation and understand how psychiatric patients make meaning of the causes of their mental illnesses. Six Jamaican psychiatric patients were interviewed using the McGill Illness Narrative Interview Schedule. Of the 6, 3 representative case studies were chosen. The hermeneutic phenomenological approach and the common sense model were used in the formulation of patients' explanatory models. Results indicate that psychiatric patients actively conceptualized the causes and resultant treatment of their mental illnesses. Patients' satisfaction and compliance with treatment were dependent on the extent to which practitioners' conceptualization matched their own, as well as practitioners' acknowledgement of patients' concerns about causation, prognosis, and treatment. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject JAMAICA en
dc.subject PSYCHIATRIC TREATMENT en
dc.subject SUPERSTITION en
dc.subject SUPERNATURAL en
dc.title Valuing psychiatric patients' stories: belief in and use of the supernatural in the Jamaican psychiatric setting en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume September en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Transcultural Psychiatry en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8092 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 6799 en
dc.bibliographictitle James, C.C.A.B., Carpenter, K.A., Peltzer, K. & Weaver, S. (2013) Valuing psychiatric patients' stories: belief in and use of the supernatural in the Jamaican psychiatric setting. <i>Transcultural Psychiatry</i>. September:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 James, C.C.A.B. en
dc.contributor.author2 Carpenter, K.A. en
dc.contributor.author3 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Weaver, S. en


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