Resiliency Experiences of Family Members Who Take Care of Patients with Schizophrenia

Rizki Fitryasari, Ah. Yusuf, Rr. Dian Tristiana, Rachmat Hargono

Abstract

While caring for schizophrenic patients, families experience stressful situations. They need resilience skills, the ability to survive, rise above, and become better at managing perceived stress. This study aimed to describe family resilience from family members’ perspective. The research used qualitative design with a phenomenology approach. The subjects were 15 family members who were primary caregivers of schizophrenic patients treated at Menur Mental Hospital, Surabaya; a purposive sampling technique was utilized. Data were collected by in-depth interviews and field notes and then analyzed using thematic analysis based on Collaizi. The results showed that families achieve resiliency through five stages: surviving their existing situation, changing family structure, trying to accept the family member, looking for positive meaning, and providing support to others in the family. The families’ ability to find positive meaning is the turning point for families when building resiliency. Families become rational, have self-confidence, rise from stressful situations, and develop positive behaviors. Health workers, especially nurses, may review the stages of family resilience to develop appropriate intervention for improving family resilience. Subsequent research, focused on a family-based resilience model of nursing, is important to improve the treatment of patients with schizophrenia.

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Fitryasari R., Yusuf A., Tristiana R. and Hargono R. (2018). Resiliency Experiences of Family Members Who Take Care of Patients with Schizophrenia.In Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC, ISBN 978-989-758-336-0, pages 5-13. DOI: 10.5220/0008319600050013


in Bibtex Style

@conference{inc18,
author={Rizki Fitryasari and Ah. Yusuf and Rr. Dian Tristiana and Rachmat Hargono},
title={Resiliency Experiences of Family Members Who Take Care of Patients with Schizophrenia},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,},
year={2018},
pages={5-13},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008319600050013},
isbn={978-989-758-336-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Nursing Conference - INC,
TI - Resiliency Experiences of Family Members Who Take Care of Patients with Schizophrenia
SN - 978-989-758-336-0
AU - Fitryasari R.
AU - Yusuf A.
AU - Tristiana R.
AU - Hargono R.
PY - 2018
SP - 5
EP - 13
DO - 10.5220/0008319600050013