Psychological experiences of families with adopted child

Tavakol, Kh. and Aliakbari, F. (2010) Psychological experiences of families with adopted child. Journal of Research in Behavioural Sciences, 8 (2).

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Abstract

Aim and Background: Adoption is a subject with prolix antecedent in historical society and culture. Child acceptation affects on partner and family relation; so recognition of these families experience help nurses to have a deep knowledge about the individual and social relationship of these families. Methods and Materials: In this phenomenological qualitative study, 15 families with adopted child were selected by target based method, in Shahrekord, Iran. Data collected by in-depth semi-structured face-toface interviews. Data analysis was conducted using the phenomenological analytic method defined by Colaizzi. Findings: Totally, 160 codes were extracted. Nine main themes were obtained related to psychological experiences including; parent role acceptation, adoption tools, interaction with others, child specification, mental changes, family relation, life changes, child acceptation and relation with child. Conclusions: Based on our findings, mental changes were the most important experience mentioned by families. Adoption has some compensation for the adopted child and consolidates the family basis. Nurses should consider these findings in the psychological interventions for solving related problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Keyword(s): PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPERIENCE, FAMILY, ADOPTED CHILD, QUALITATIVE STUDY PHENOMENOLOGICAL APPROACH
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Users 1 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 08:55
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 08:55
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5540

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