STRESS IN COMMUNICATION IN FAMILIES TAKING CARE ABOUT PERSONS AFTER COMA AWAKENING

Lina Miliūnienė, Liuda Radzevičienė, Turan Tolga Vuranok

Abstract


The article presents the results of the pilot research, which reveals the communication in a family taking care of their adult children after awakening from coma. The research is sponsored by Erasmus+ project “Links United for Coma Awakenings through Sport” No. 557075-EPP-1-2014-1-IT-SPO-SCP. Analysing the results of family communication and coping with stress qualitative research was applied. The results show that family members taking care about their adult children awakening after coma experience a different level of stress. Communication peculiarities reflect the lack of communication skills. The ways to cope with stress in the communication process are individual and based on self-realization and meeting of emotional needs of the family

Keywords


Parents, stress, communication skills, coma awakenings

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21277/sw.v2i6.269

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