Guilt and shame: experiences of parents of self-harming adolescents

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Show simple item record Mcdonald, Glenda en_US O'Brien, Louise en_US Jackson, Debra en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-02-02T11:00:51Z 2012-02-02T11:00:51Z 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003821 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mcdonald Glenda, O'Brien Louise, and Jackson Debra 2007, 'Guilt and shame: experiences of parents of self-harming adolescents', Sage Publications Ltd, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 298-310. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1741-2889 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper reports the findings of a qualitative study that used a hermeneutic phenomenological methodology to develop insights into the experience of parents of young people who engage in self-harming behaviour. Six mothers (and one father who accompanied his wife) participated in the study. Findings reveal that mothers experienced guilt and shame, and that these feelings shaped their reactions and responses. These mothers described experiencing emotional dilemmas, such as the degree to which they could be responsible, uncertainty about how to understand self harm, and the best course of action to take with their child. They also encountered difficulties in combating the negative emotional effects for themselves and other family members. Findings provide insights that can help nurses and family health workers to understand and assist parents with greater effectiveness; by maintaining a non-judgemental stance, acknowledging the difficulties of their experiences, encouraging confidence in their parenting abilities, and promoting effective stress management strategies. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd en_US
dc.title Guilt and shame: experiences of parents of self-harming adolescents en_US
dc.parent Journal of child health care en_US
dc.journal.volume 11 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation United Kingdom en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 298 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 310 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000067816 en_US
dc.personcode 0000052527 en_US
dc.personcode 112168 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords adolescent health guilt mothering parenting self harm en_US
dc.staffid 112168 en_US

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