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Navigating Barriers: A Grounded Theory of the Experiences of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

dc.contributor.authorLintner, Robin
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-14T13:38:14Z
dc.date.available2016-09-14T13:38:14Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://knowledgecommons.lakeheadu.ca/handle/2453/772
dc.description.abstractThis research project serves as an initial foray into the experiences Canadian Armed Forces veterans with PTSD. Several problems are identified with the current sociological and social scientific literature on military veterans, the foremost of which was a lack of Canadian data. This study was conducted using a grounded-theory approach; several interviews were conducted with Canadian Armed Forces veterans with PTSD living in Southern Ontario, in order to uncover themes and patterns of experience. Analysis of these interviews indicated that the experience of Canadian Armed Forces veterans with PTSD is patterned by encounters with barriers. Veterans perceive, negotiate, and navigate these barriers as they progress through the processes involved in having PTSD. Participants in this study also identified several navigational aids with regards to these barriers, the most prominent being that of social support, especially on the part of fellow veterans. This study provides several possible avenues of further research that are indicated by the analysis.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectVeteransen_US
dc.subjectPTSDen_US
dc.subjectCanadian Armed Forces veterans with PTSDen_US
dc.titleNavigating Barriers: A Grounded Theory of the Experiences of Canadian Armed Forces Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorderen_US
dc.typeThesis
etd.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
etd.degree.levelMasteren_US
etd.degree.disciplineSociologyen_US
etd.degree.grantorLakehead Universityen_US


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