The drama of fabricated or induced illness: a critical examination of the relationship of perpetrator, rescuer and victim

Morrison, Helen (2010) The drama of fabricated or induced illness: a critical examination of the relationship of perpetrator, rescuer and victim. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Fabricated or induced illness, formally Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, has a 10% mortality rate and a 50% morbidity rate (Stark, 2005: 174). Its complicated triadic nature can deceive professionals, medical practitioners and society into believing in the reality of an illness, therefore prolonging a serious and life threatening form of abuse. Fabricated or induced illness has been examined by utilising Stephen Karpman’s Drama Triangle as way of analysing the roles and interactions between the actors of the child, carer and practitioner. This analysis incorporated commonly used social theories that helped to produce a clearer understanding of fabricated or induced illness, its actors and how they occupy their given roles and considerations for social worker practicing in the child protection arena.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:15
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/778

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