Religion in the recovery journey of individuals with experience of psychosis

Heffernan, Suzanne and Neil, Sandra and Thomas, Yvonne and Weatherhead, Stephen John (2016) Religion in the recovery journey of individuals with experience of psychosis. Psychosis, 8 (4). pp. 346-356. ISSN 1752-2439

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Abstract

This study investigated the role of religion in recovery from psychosis. Semi-structured interviews explored the experiences of ten participants. Data analysis was informed by social constructionist grounded theory. Several processes through which religion may influence recovery were identified: use of scriptures and rituals; a genuine connection with God; the struggle to maintain rituals; guidelines for living; choice and control; relating to others; enhancing psychological well-being; and making sense of experiences. Implications are that services should address religious needs in promoting recovery. This could be achieved through environmental adaptations, collaboration with religious representatives and incorporation of religion into psychotherapeutic approaches.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Psychosis
Additional Information:
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Psychosis on 18/05/2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17522439.2016.1172334
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79813
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Deposited On:
14 Jun 2016 15:26
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Yes
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Published
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20 Sep 2020 03:35