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Experiences of the maternal role and support in mothers with cognitive limitations who have children in placement
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Research in Disability and Habilitation. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Center for Clinical Research Dalarna. SUF Resource Centre, region Uppsala.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4948-5331
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Disability Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8834-5876
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Research in Disability and Habilitation.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Medicinska och farmaceutiska vetenskapsområdet, centrumbildningar mm, Centre for Disability Research. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Research in Disability and Habilitation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3882-2785
2019 (English)In: Child & Family Social Work, ISSN 1356-7500, E-ISSN 1365-2206, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 494-502Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In Sweden, when needed, children of mothers with cognitive limitations are placed infoster homes. There is a lack of knowledge about the mothers with cognitive limitations,their experiences of their maternal role, whether they get the support neededto maintain the relationship with their children, and whether the support system isadapted to mothers with cognitive limitations. The aim was to describe the experiencesof the maternal role and support given in mothers with cognitive limitationswho have children in placement. An explorative and qualitative design was used.Eleven respondents were interviewed with support from a study‐specific guide. Amodel representing the respondents' experiences revealed one theme “Struggling,dependent and frustrated mothers,” and three categories: I am a mother, I am dependenton an incomprehensible system, and I reluctantly accept my situation. Motherswith children in placement experience a threat to their identity and experience a needto alter their maternal role. They need adapted support to understand the decisionsmade and facilitate the cooperation with child protection services and the fosterhome. Offering service adapted to their cognitive limitations could be helpful forthe struggling, dependent, and frustrated mothers.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2019. Vol. 24, no 4, p. 494-502
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ADHD, foster care, mental disabilities, support
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369324DOI: 10.1111/cfs.12629OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-369324DiVA, id: diva2:1270074
Available from: 2018-12-12 Created: 2018-12-12 Last updated: 2019-11-18Bibliographically approved

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