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dc.contributor.supervisor Nixon, Kendra (Social Work) en_US
dc.contributor.author Collins, Colleen
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-06T17:40:19Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-06T17:40:19Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31636
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study explores the experiences of women whose military partners have been diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. I sought to understand the influences that PTSD had on family and couple relationships and whether resiliency was a factor in the experiences of the women. Six women were interviewed for this qualitative study. From these interviews, 10 themes were developed: 1. Women’s recognition of partner’s PTSD symptoms was not immediate; 2. Women blamed themselves for their partner’s changed behaviour; 3. PTSD caused significant stress to the couple relationship; 4. PTSD affected the family unit; 5. Women bore the burden and took on more responsibility; 6. Women forsake their own needs (personal sacrifice); 7. Women experienced intense negative emotions; 8. Women’s health and well-being was negatively impacted by partners’ PTSD; 9. Women gained new insights and no longer considered themselves responsible for their partner’s illness; 10. Women demonstrated resilience and coping. en_US
dc.subject PTSD en_US
dc.subject Military en_US
dc.subject Women en_US
dc.subject Experiences en_US
dc.subject Partners en_US
dc.title The experiences of women whose military partners have been diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Flaherty, Maureen (Peace and Conflict Studies) Hiebert-Murphy, Diane (Social Work) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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