The impact on carers when caring within the community for a family member with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or major depressive disorder

Raymond Lionel Wells

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

This research explores the contemporary psychosocial circumstances of caregivers, how they perceive their roles and as participants in the recovery journey of care recipients, all of whom have a diagnosis of severe mental illness. The focus is on what continues to affect the quality of life for participating caregivers. Despite the extensive and evidence-based policy development and augmented service delivery of recent years, which are aimed in part at supporting caregivers, they continue to struggle with elevated levels of depression, hardship and distress. Caregivers maintain that they should be included as partners in the design and implementation of mental health policy.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date21 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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