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Riglyne vir geestesgesondheidsverryking deur die psigiatriese verpleegkundige vir gesinne van vlie"eniers

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dc.contributor.author Liebenberg TG en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T09:55:53Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T09:55:53Z
dc.date.created 1991 en
dc.date.submitted 1992 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/66172
dc.description.abstract The aim is to explore and to describe the experiences of wives of pilots who undertake international flights, and to compile guidelines for enriching the mental health of couples of whom the husband is regularly absent. In the framework of the theory of nursing for the whole person the central statement was derived, and nurses will attempt to understand the wives' experience of the regular absence of their husbands. This will contribute to a psychiatric nurse's ability to facilitate a family's quest for wholeness by setting guidelines for mental health enrichment for the marital couple. A study was undertaken to acquire more insight into the experiential world of wives of pilots who undertake international flights. Seven wives of international pilots from a specific airline were interviewed to gather data. The interviews (done in two phases) were recorded on tape and later transcribed. The data was analysed by using Giorgi and Kerlinger's method of content analysis. The results showed that the women experienced a need to grow, specifically in their psychological dimension and their social dimension. Thus their quest for wholeness is hampered due to unfulfilled needs in their internal and external environments. The wives felt that this type of lifestyle was difficult and traumatic. The results showed that the wives' perception can influence their health. Defence mechanisms which the wives use are mostly of a neurotic nature, which is an indication of their high anxiety levels concerning the phenomenon of unfaithfulness. The wives' emotions vary from anger, anxiety and sadness to happiness when their husbands leave home and fewer demands are made on them. Limited communication is manifested in the marriage which indicates the couples' need to learn more effective communication patterns within marriage. Recommendations are made for the application of the results in education, practice and research. Guidelines are set for marriage enrichment with specific reference to a number of aspects. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Medical sciences: Nursing en
dc.subject Psychiatric and neurologic nursing en
dc.title Riglyne vir geestesgesondheidsverryking deur die psigiatriese verpleegkundige vir gesinne van vlie"eniers en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MCur en


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