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Based on 50 in-depth interviews, this article considers how caregivers to a spouse, parent, child, or sibling suffering from depression, manic-depression, or schizophrenia manage their emotions over time. By considering the turning points in the joint career of caregivers and ill family members,...
The study described in this article examined the process of compliance gaining in home health care. The investigation focused on nurse-patient communication and the relational and content aspects of compliance communication. Six registered nurses and 25 adult patients from two cooperating home...
The purpose of the study was to develop a grounded theory about individuals’ perception of the situation of being a psychiatric patient. Thirty-five inpatients (19 males, 16 females), ages 18 to 68, in two psychiatric units of an urban, public facility were interviewed on a biweekly basis from...
In spite of the increasing number of young women infected with HIV in the United States, little is known about the reproductive and mothering experiences of these women. The purpose of the grounded-theory research discussed in this article was to describe the reproductive and mothering...
A strength of substantive grounded theories is that they are modifiable. Yet, little attention is given in the research literature to the evolution of grounded theories through the process of emergent fit. In this article, emergent fit is discussed, and the evolution of the theoretical...
The impetus for this article was the author’s experience of illness, necessitating 5 months of hospitalization, 7 weeks of which were spent in a coma in an intensive care unit (ICU). The origins and general characteristics of ICUs are noted. A pastiche of illness narrative is constructed to...
Qualitative research involving battered women requires advanced planning to protect participants and the investigator from the risk of violence from an abusive partner. Domestic violence creates a potentially dangerous research environment that is seldom discussed in the literature. The use of a...
This article is an attempt to break through the dualistic thinking in theories on the treatment of children with a motor impairment. There is the Cartesian thinking that views the body and mind as separate entities; alternatively, some existential phenomenologists have constructed a dichotomy...
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