A hermeneutic exploration of HIV antibody positive mothers’ experiences of having/not having counselling or psychotherapy

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90418
Title:
A hermeneutic exploration of HIV antibody positive mothers’ experiences of having/not having counselling or psychotherapy
Authors:
Dunkley, Bridget
Abstract:
This research is a hermeneutic interpretation of the experience of HIV antibody positive mothers having/not having counselling or psychotherapy. The key terms used in the research question: HIV; experience; counselling and psychotherapy, are discussed initially. Particular attention is paid to psychotherapy and counselling in HIV and in particular within the role of health advisor. A literature research highlights the insufficiency of previous research material on the subject of HIV antibody positive mothers experiences of counselling/psychotherapy. The particular qualitative methodologies that the researcher contemplated as a means to undertake this research are detailed. The method of choice, hermeneutics, is expanded upon in the method chapter, particularly the hermeneutics of Hans-George Gadamer. The focus group method of data collection which was implemented, is documented and discussed, together with the focus group per se. The participants in this research, together with the researcher were three HIV antibody positive mothers. The focus group conversation was taped and transcribed. Analysis of the transcribed conversation in accordance with the hermeneutic tradition was into themes and patterns. Four main patterns were documented: ‘what is counselling?’; ‘counselling in times of crises’; ‘where is the children’s counselling support?’; ‘getting on with life’. The rigour of this hermeneutic methodology is outlined and discussed. The strengths and weaknesses of this particular methodology highlighted. In conclusion, the learning obtained from this research is outlined together with particular recommendations for further areas of research and implementation noted.
Issue Date:
1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10142/90418
Type:
Thesis
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
UKCP Collection

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dc.contributor.authorDunkley, Bridgeten
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dc.date.available2010-01-22T14:44:23Z-
dc.date.issued1999-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10142/90418-
dc.description.abstractThis research is a hermeneutic interpretation of the experience of HIV antibody positive mothers having/not having counselling or psychotherapy. The key terms used in the research question: HIV; experience; counselling and psychotherapy, are discussed initially. Particular attention is paid to psychotherapy and counselling in HIV and in particular within the role of health advisor. A literature research highlights the insufficiency of previous research material on the subject of HIV antibody positive mothers experiences of counselling/psychotherapy. The particular qualitative methodologies that the researcher contemplated as a means to undertake this research are detailed. The method of choice, hermeneutics, is expanded upon in the method chapter, particularly the hermeneutics of Hans-George Gadamer. The focus group method of data collection which was implemented, is documented and discussed, together with the focus group per se. The participants in this research, together with the researcher were three HIV antibody positive mothers. The focus group conversation was taped and transcribed. Analysis of the transcribed conversation in accordance with the hermeneutic tradition was into themes and patterns. Four main patterns were documented: ‘what is counselling?’; ‘counselling in times of crises’; ‘where is the children’s counselling support?’; ‘getting on with life’. The rigour of this hermeneutic methodology is outlined and discussed. The strengths and weaknesses of this particular methodology highlighted. In conclusion, the learning obtained from this research is outlined together with particular recommendations for further areas of research and implementation noted.en
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dc.subjectCounsellingen
dc.subjectPsychotherapyen
dc.subjectHermeneuticsen
dc.subjectGadameren
dc.subjectHIVen
dc.titleA hermeneutic exploration of HIV antibody positive mothers’ experiences of having/not having counselling or psychotherapyen
dc.typeThesisen
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