Mères schizophrènes : parcours de vie et trajectoires parentales au fil des âges de la vie





Confronted with the difficulties associated with parenthood, mothers with schizophrenia have had to deal with a complex course of psychiatric care as well as the many obstacles inherent to family life. Life is therefore not easy for these mothers, who remain to this day perceived as the primary pillars of the family. Their precarious situation is further fuelled by the statistical assumption that women are less severely affected by schizophrenia than men, since, on the one hand, they are often diagnosed later, and, on the other, because they are therefore viewed as much more stable than men with schizophrenia, both socially and financially. A study of the medical records of the Department of Psychiatry at the Montfort Hospital in Ottawa, however, paints a very different picture.

Author Biographies

Marie-Claude Thifault, University of Ottawa

Marie-Claude Thifault est titulaire de la Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie canadienne en santé, directrice de l’Unité de recherche sur l’histoire du nursing et professeure titulaire à l’École des sciences infirmières à l’Université d’Ottawa.

Sandra Harrisson, University of Ottawa

Sandra Harrisson est professeure adjointe à l’École des sciences infirmières à l’Université d’Ottawa.

Andrée-Anne Sabourin, University of Ottawa

Andrée-Anne Sabourin est diplômée du programme de 2e cycle de l’École interdisciplinaire des sciences de la santé à l’Université d’Ottawa.





Thematic Section: The Ill and Those Close to Them