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Imprisoned husbands: Palestinian wives and experiences of difficulties

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This study aimed to investigate difficulties experienced by the wives of Palestinian men arrested and held in Israeli prisons. 16 captives' wives were interviewed using a semi-structured interview to provide them with a greater opportunity to speak about their experiences. Three main research questions were discussed; community difficulties, social support, and coping strategies. A thematic analysis was used throughout the interviews. We concluded that in addition to the stress of being separated from their husbands, the frustrating visitation process to prison and the ongoing political conflict, the wives expressed a frustrating social network characterized by constant interferences in their personal lives and the choices they make. Most women expressed a lack in psychosocial support given through governmental and non-governmental organizations; in addition they expressed a need for that kind of support. Coping strategies ranged from religious, acceptance, distraction, to planning strategies.
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SOCIAL SUPPORT, WAR-RELATED TRAUMA, PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS, MENTAL-HEALTH, POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS, INCARCERATED FATHERS, RISK-FACTORS, CHILDREN, HYPOTHESIS, PRISONERS. Captives' wives, Social support, Community difficulties, Coping strategies, Visiting process

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Shehadeh, Amer, Sama Dawani, Mohammed Saed, Ilse Derluyn, and Gerrit Loots. 2016. “Imprisoned Husbands: Palestinian Wives and Experiences of Difficulties.” Community Mental Health Journal 52 (1): 118–125.
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Shehadeh, A., Dawani, S., Saed, M., Derluyn, I., & Loots, G. (2016). Imprisoned husbands: Palestinian wives and experiences of difficulties. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL, 52(1), 118–125.
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Shehadeh A, Dawani S, Saed M, Derluyn I, Loots G. Imprisoned husbands: Palestinian wives and experiences of difficulties. COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL. 2016;52(1):118–25.
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Shehadeh, Amer et al. “Imprisoned Husbands: Palestinian Wives and Experiences of Difficulties.” COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL 52.1 (2016): 118–125. Print.
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  abstract     = {This study aimed to investigate difficulties experienced by the wives of Palestinian men arrested and held in Israeli prisons. 16 captives' wives were interviewed using a semi-structured interview to provide them with a greater opportunity to speak about their experiences. Three main research questions were discussed; community difficulties, social support, and coping strategies. A thematic analysis was used throughout the interviews. We concluded that in addition to the stress of being separated from their husbands, the frustrating visitation process to prison and the ongoing political conflict, the wives expressed a frustrating social network characterized by constant interferences in their personal lives and the choices they make. Most women expressed a lack in psychosocial support given through governmental and non-governmental organizations; in addition they expressed a need for that kind of support. Coping strategies ranged from religious, acceptance, distraction, to planning strategies.},
  author       = {Shehadeh, Amer and Dawani, Sama and Saed, Mohammed and Derluyn, Ilse and Loots, Gerrit},
  issn         = {0010-3853},
  journal      = {COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL},
  keywords     = {SOCIAL SUPPORT,WAR-RELATED TRAUMA,PSYCHOLOGICAL DISTRESS,MENTAL-HEALTH,POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS,INCARCERATED FATHERS,RISK-FACTORS,CHILDREN,HYPOTHESIS,PRISONERS. Captives' wives,Social support,Community difficulties,Coping strategies,Visiting process},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {118--125},
  title        = {Imprisoned husbands: Palestinian wives and experiences of difficulties},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10597-015-9962-5},
  volume       = {52},
  year         = {2016},
}

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