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Jurnal Psikologi Klinis dan Kesehatan Mental

ISSN 2301-7082

Vol. 1 / No. 3 / Published : 2012-12

Order : 2, and page :118 - 123

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Original Article :

Meaning in life post-hospitalization schizophrenic

Author :

  1. Tri Kurniati Ambarini*1
  2. Prahastia Kurnia Putri*2
  1. Dosen Fakultas Psikologi
  2. Mahasiswa Fakultas Psikologi

Abstract :

Schizophrenia is well-known as disorder with bad tendency to be totally recovered on average. Whenschizophrenics have to be returned to home, there are new challenges which make people withschizophrenia have to survive in their uncertainly new life. Therefore it's important to schizophrenicto search for meaning in their life remembering the importance of meaning in life for every humanbeing. Schizophrenic people implicitly keep their recovered state and minimize relaps tedency bysearching valuable things in life.This research purposed is to know how meaning in life post-hospitalization schizopfrenic. Meaning inlife in this research is realizing about the presence of chance and possibility based on fact or realizingwhat people potentially do in certain situation.Subject in this research is two persons with schizophrenic who has been hospitalized in Rumah SakitJiwa Menur, Surabaya, for one month and returned to home based on doctor's recommendation.Subjects age ranged between 25-45 years old and have been home for at least 5 months. In depthinterview used as main method in this research to get informations with the schizophrenic, interviewwith subject's family is neccessary to get additional information.This Research results that two subjects have different meaning in life. First subject is in good progressto reach his meaning in life by doing everything he could to get better wealth, even in his bad economystatus, for his beloved wife and child. In second subject, he sees his life as ordinary life and feelsnothing is necessary to be changed. He is less processing to reach his meaning in life, but he find ameaningfull state when he is with his friends. This differences are caused by role and subject's statusbecause its effect to responsibility, and caused also by schizophrenia type.

Keyword :

post hospitalization, schizophrenia, meaning in life,


References :

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