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[A reflection on services to families in which the mother suffers from a mental disorder].

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Sante Ment Que, Volume 35, Issue 2, p.185-208 (2010)

Keywords:

Family Relations, Female, Humans, Mental Disorders, Mental Health Services, Mothers, Quebec

Abstract:

<p>This article presents results of a research conducted in Québec City between 2004 and 2006. The objective of this study was to examine services to families in which the mother suffers from a mental disorder. The authors examine the experiences and perspectives of parents with a mental disorder, spouses and children on the services offered to families ; the study also examines the organisation, the basis and the context of actions and interactions between stakeholders of various sectors of services to families with a parent with severe mental illness. The authors conclude that despite Quebec's good intentions, members of families in which the mother suffers from a mental disorder do not benefit from a truly comprehensive family-focused approach.</p>

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