Exploring recovery in women diagnosed with personality disorder in a secure setting

Jenkinson, Julia (2011) Exploring recovery in women diagnosed with personality disorder in a secure setting. D.Clin.Psychol. thesis, Canterbury Christ Church University.

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Section A consists of a literature review which explores the concept of recovery and its relevance for women who have been detained in a secure setting and diagnosed with a personality disorder.
Section B presents the findings of a study to explore the concept of recovery in women diagnosed with personality disorder in a secure unit. Six semi- structured interviews, conducted with women diagnosed with personality disorder and experience of being detained in secure accommodation, were analysed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Analysis of the transcripts revealed five master themes: recovering; centrality of relationships; assuming responsibility for own care; evolving an identity; understanding of the mental health experience. The study concludes that, as far as is consistent with a secure setting, women should be given maximum opportunity to participate in decisions about their own care. Staff should be creative in providing opportunities for the women to engage in meaningful activities that promote a positive identity. Education with respect to personal recovery and the presentation and aetiology of personality disorder may support more caring and hopeful relationships between staff and service users, within which recovery can be facilitated.
Section C involves a critical appraisal of the study.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Personality disorders; Women; Forensic psychiatry; Secure care; Interpretative phenomenological analysis
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine > RA1151 Forensic psychiatry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0790 Mental health services. Mental illness prevention
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0435 Psychiatry > RC0554 Personality disorders. Behavior problems
Divisions: pre Nov-2014 > Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Users 36 not found.
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 12:35
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 17:24
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/10341

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