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Author Waddell

Title Researching the Experience of Caring for a Military Veteran Partner With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Using Interpretive Phenomenology / Waddell
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Sage Publications Ltd, 2017
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Summary Under the supervision of the coauthors, the lead author undertook doctoral research examining the "lived experience" of caring for an Australian military veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder from the perspective of the intimate partner. Posttraumatic stress disorder is a common mental health condition for military veterans, yet there has been very limited investigation into the partners experience of these caring relationships. In this research, an interpretive phenomenological approach was used to collect data through individual face-to-face interviews with 20 female partners of male veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder. In this case study, we discuss the challenges that confronted the lead author as a novice researcher in accessing a sample population, remaining alert to the sensitivities in interviews with potentially traumatized participants, and managing her own emotional reactions to the interview data. This case highlights the need for researcher preparation in pre-empting issues that may arise and the importance of access to skilled supervision for students undertaking research with a sensitive and vulnerable population
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Subject Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Research -- Case studies.
Veterans -- Medical care -- Research -- Case studies.
Veterans' families -- Research -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526419661