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Myths, Madness and the Family By Edited by Jo Campling

Myths, Madness and the Family
by Edited by Jo Campling

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Drawing on original research, to help increase our knowledge about the experiences of families of people suffering from severe mental illness, this book argues that families struggle with cultural beliefs about families and madness, but can still provide support for people with mental illness.
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Myths, Madness and the Family Summary


Myths, Madness and the Family: The Impact of Mental Illness on Families by Edited by Jo Campling

"David Jones has written a compelling book about the complex issues entailed in being family members of sufferers from mental illness. The book provides us with a critical appraisal of the sociological and psychological conceptual layers and the policy context necessary for understanding these issues, all too often missing in other books written about this subject...

Through in-depth interviews of forty carers, coached in a way which enables the carers to talk in their own voice, we get the rare opportunity of understanding the world of these carers...In letting the carers speak Jones is enabling all of us to listen to them with the respect they deserve...

All of us - but especially mental health professionals, policy makers and researchers - need to learn from the methodology utilised in this study, and the content of the rich experiential seam Jones exposes, as to how to listen better to carers, and on which themes to focus in our working partnership with users and carers."
- Professor Shulamit Ramon, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge

This book fills a gap in our knowledge about the experiences of families of people suffering from severe mental illness. Original research material is used to support claims that families are struggling with complex feelings such as loss, anger and shame. It is also argued that the ideas families themselves hold about mental illness form an important part of the cultural world in which mental illnesses are understood.

This stimulating book challenges many conventional assumptions about family relationships by arguing that they have to be understood in terms of 'myths' that bring a certain amount of order to complex areas of emotional life. The author argues that families if properly understood, can provide significant support for people with severe mental illness.

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Myths, Madness and the Family Reviews


'David Jones has written a compelling book about the complex issues entailed in being family members of sufferers from mental illness. The book provides us with a critical appraisal of the sociological and psychological conceptual layers and the policy context necessary for understanding these issues, all too often missing in other books written about this subject...Through in-depth interviews of forty carers, couched in a way which enables the carers to talk in their own voice, we get the rare opportunity of understanding the world of these carers.' - Professor Shulamit Ramon, Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge 'I commend this book by David Jones. It offers a number of helpful pathways to the mental health practitioner, in particular in support of what I would call collaborative or co-operative practice with people with a mental illness and their relatives...This book...analyses and represents, straightforwardly, important views of relatives. It is a well-organized book with a helpful, critical literature. It enables the reader to extract its useful messages without too much difficulty.' - Chris Warren-Adamson, University of Southampton, Child and Family Social Work 'This powerfully written book is a welcome addition to the social work literature.' - Kate Cavanagh, University of Glasgow, The British Journal of Social Work

About Edited by Jo Campling


DAVID W. JONES is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human Sciences at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College. He has taught in sociology departments at the LSE and South Bank University where he also taught social work students and mental health professionals.

Table of Contents


Introduction.- The Family, the Asylum and Community Care.- Observing the Family.- The Complicated Grief.- The Relationship with Psychiatry and Psychiatric Knowledge.- The Moral Construction of Diagnosis.- Coping with Stigma: the Significance of Shame and Identity.- The Myth of the Family.- Managing Myths: Reaching New Understandings.- Concluding Discussion.- Appendices.- Bibliography.- Index.

Additional information

GOR002615306
Myths, Madness and the Family: The Impact of Mental Illness on Families by Edited by Jo Campling
Edited by Jo Campling
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Macmillan Education UK
2001-11-13
216
0333776186
9780333776186
N/A
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