Instability of Roles Between the “I, Woman” and “Being Mother” of a Disabled Child
Objective: To reveal the new roles assimilated by the mother in caring for a child with a disability.
Method: A qualitative study, comprehensive and interpretative, guided by the method of Oral History Thematic. It was held in the city of Timbaúba-State of Pernambuco, in the months from June to August 2013, at the Association of Handicapped Friends of Timbaúba (ADAT). The understanding of the empirical material was conducted by the technique of thematic content analysis.
Result: Based on the narratives of the six mothers became perceptible the annulment process that these women faced throughout their lives, to devote themselves to the care of their children and who made the obstacles a motivation in their lives to reach the stage of acceptance.
Conclusion: Attention to the need of strengthening strategies for inclusion in community mental health policy as an example of Community Integrative Therapy to host and care of mothers of children with disabilities.
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