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ID 113306
Author
Zhao, Yueren Fujita Health University
King, Beth Florida Atlantic University
Keywords
Caring
Ways of Knowing
Stigma
Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Psychiatry
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
This case study focuses on caring for a patient living with schizophrenia who has been isolated from the community caused by long-term hospitalization in Japan. Using the philosophical perspective of caring, which focuses on nurturing the wholeness and well-being of persons in caring relationship, the case study illuminates the caring, empathy, and courage among the interdisciplinary team. The purpose of this case study is to discuss the interdisciplinary caring process for patients living with schizophrenia using Carper's ways of knowing. Personal knowing is presented through the lens of patients and families and the stigma associated with mental illness. The expression of respect and caring for the patient and their families led by the interdisciplinary team aided in destigmatization of mental illness. Empirical and ethical knowing is demonstrated through the mental health care team's delivery of high quality and clinical excellence with competence, compassion and caring. Aesthetic knowing was offered by the interdisciplinary team focused on the patient's underlying hopes, dreams and aspirations. Through the support of the interdisciplinary team, patients are able to move toward their goals, hopes and dreams, externalizing tasks, as they grow together through mutual caring.
Journal Title
The Journal of Medical Investigation
ISSN
13496867
13431420
NCID
AA12022913
AA11166929
Publisher
Tokushima University Faculty of Medicine
Volume
66
Issue
1-2
Start Page
15
End Page
18
Sort Key
15
Published Date
2019-02
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DOI (Published Version)
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences