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Subject/Keyword
phenomenolgical
mothering
substance abuse
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Campbell, Serena
Supervisor and department
Wild, T. Cameron
Examining committee member and department
Lasiuk, Gerri (Faculty of Nursing
Kushner, Kaysi (Faculty of Nursing)
Department
Centre for Health Promotion Studies
Specialization

Date accepted
2015-01-12T13:42:07Z
Graduation date
2015-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Children are often the primary reason women enter a substance abuse treatment program. Women-centered treatment programs have done well to address women’s roles as mothers; however, it is unclear how women attending traditional, mixed gender substance abuse treatment programs that have not adopted a women-centered approach experience motherhood within the treatment context. To this end, a phenomenological study was conducted to explore the lived experience of six mothers attending a mixed-gendered residential treatment program in Alberta, Canada. Four meta-themes, alongside twenty-two subthemes, embody the phenomenon in which, self-forgiveness was both expressed and served as the conduit through which the women experienced looking back and looking forward, and ultimately, for some, a sense of closure. Drawing on attachment theory, psychodynamic theory and self-forgiveness theory, the author discussed how the women’s increased awareness and acceptance of self, facilitated a merging of past experiences with the mother she wanted to be.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3HX1600P
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