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Prevalence rodičovství mezi pacienty se závažnou duševní poruchou : Předběžné výsledky

Title in English Prevalence of parenthood among patients with severe mental illness : Preliminary results


Year of publication 2022
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The current transformation of the psychiatric care system from institutional to more community-based requires the support of the entire family system. The needs of parents with mental disorders and their offspring are often overlooked, and only a small number of professionals routinely ask about parental status in psychiatric patients (Nicolson et al., 1993). The topic of the prevalence of parenting in persons with severe mental illness (SMI) has received minimal attention in the Czech Republic and no studies or statistics have been published to document this phenomenon. International research shows that 20%-39% of patients with SMI are raising a minor child (e.g., Maybery & Reupert, 2018). The paper will present the preliminary results of an ongoing research mapping the prevalence of parenthood in hospitalized patients with SMI. Data collection was conducted in a psychiatric inpatient facility (after approval by the ethics committee of MU and the hospital) through analysis of medical records of patients hospitalized between 2017-2020. Results show that a significant proportion of patients are parents. The paper will also present other demographic, protective and risk factors of patients (and their offspring) affecting their mental health. The aim of the paper is to highlight important factors influencing the patients' treatment and their offspring's quality of life, to help raise awareness of this issue and to provide impetus for the development of family-wide support programs.
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