Re: Return response/ Recovering Psych. Patients

Rob Adelman (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 19:11:27 -0500

> From: Tooth Barbara Ann <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Request for references on recovering psychiatric patients
> Date: Monday, June 23, 1997 8:49 PM
> Dear Rob
> I am currently completing a research project on recovery from
> schizophrenia and hence have some information on people's construing of
> this process. However the part about their prospects of remaining
> medically compliant raises far to many issues to discuss here. In short I
> don't think it is a useful way to look at people's experience of their
> illness.
> Regards Barbara
>Dear Barbara,

I was real glad to hear from you since I had seen your name and
paper on the program for the conference in Seattle, but didn't know how to
contact you. I would
really appreciate it if you would send me a copy of your paper. I would be
glad to reimburse you any costs, or perhaps you could send it
electronically with your E-Mail. Let me know what would work best for
> The problem I am trying to resolve through this research is to find
some means to deal with the denial issue with psychiatric patients. I am
thinking that the way the patients construct their illness may provide some
clues as to how to work with them
in a more collaborative way, so as to enhance their ability to manage their
I'm curious about your comment about the issue of medication compliance not
useful in understanding their experience of their illness. Maybe we are
coming at this from different directions. Please send more. If it would
help, I can send a couple of pages of my proposal to you..

Looking forward to your response,


> On Fri, 20 Jun 1997, Rob Adelman wrote:
> > Hello out there!
> >
> > I am a doctoral candidate at Texas A&M - Commerce and new to the
> > I am working with a population of schizophrenic and bipolar patients
> > the state hospital. I am interested in applying construct methods to
> > learning about patient's constructions of their illness, and their
> > prospects for remaining medically compliant.
> >
> > Anyone who has relevant research references or ideas, please write.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rob Adelman
> > Rusk State Hospital
> > Rusk, Texas
> >