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A Qualitative Study on the Recovery Experience of the Mentally Disabled - Focusing on Empowerment Practice in a Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2018, 14(2), pp.33-55
  • DOI : 10.14251/crisisonomy.2018.14.2.33
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general
  • Received : December 1, 2017
  • Accepted : February 24, 2018
  • Published : February 28, 2018

Chung Hyun-Ju 1

1서울사이버대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine how people with mental illness experienced empowerment in a rehabilitation center and how their experience had an impact on the journey toward recovery. A generic qualitative research was conducted on 9 mentally disabled people for the analysis of 16 main themes, 49 sub-themes, and 170 meaning units. The empowerment practice of the participants was analyzed in four categories: do in my daily life, enjoy various experiences, meet people and be encouraged by them, and plan my life. A journey to recovery appeared in 5 categories: accept illness, grow, communicate with society, change relationships with family, and cherish hope. The nonlinear process of recovery included 7 categories: hate to be mentally disabled, fall to the floor, return to the world, dilemma between employment and public support, be nothing special, and live an unfair life with stigma. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings were discussed.

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