The lived experience of courage in the seriously mentally ill: A hero's journey

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291561
Title:
The lived experience of courage in the seriously mentally ill: A hero's journey
Author:
Lawrence, Lisa
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Little is known about the importance of courage in serious mental illness. The purpose of this study was to discover whether courage was a significant variable in clients struggling with mental illness. The phenomelological approach and research method was used and the question was asked: What is the essential structure of the lived experience of courage in serious mental illness. Five seriously mentally ill adults participated in an open ended, recorded interview, recounting their experience of courage. Phenomenological analysis was used to derive 69 theme clusters and 13 categories. An essential structure of courage was drawn from the clusters and categories. The 13 categories fell so naturally into the stages of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey that the stages were incorporated into category headings. In this study courage played a significant role in the ability of the participants to live successfully with serious mental illness.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Mental Health.; Health Sciences, Nursing.; Psychology, General.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Reed, Pamela G.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe lived experience of courage in the seriously mentally ill: A hero's journeyen_US
dc.creatorLawrence, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Lisaen_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLittle is known about the importance of courage in serious mental illness. The purpose of this study was to discover whether courage was a significant variable in clients struggling with mental illness. The phenomelological approach and research method was used and the question was asked: What is the essential structure of the lived experience of courage in serious mental illness. Five seriously mentally ill adults participated in an open ended, recorded interview, recounting their experience of courage. Phenomenological analysis was used to derive 69 theme clusters and 13 categories. An essential structure of courage was drawn from the clusters and categories. The 13 categories fell so naturally into the stages of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey that the stages were incorporated into category headings. In this study courage played a significant role in the ability of the participants to live successfully with serious mental illness.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Mental Health.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, General.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorReed, Pamela G.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1356807en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b314649079en_US
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