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This integrative review summarizes current research on resilience in adult family members who have a relative with a diagnosed mental disorder that is considered serious. Within the context of resilience theory, studies identifying risk/vulnerability and positive/protective factors in family members are summarized, and studies examining seven indicators of resilience, including acceptance, hardiness, hope, mastery, self-efficacy, sense of coherence, and resourcefulness, are described. Implications for clinical practice and recommendations for future research are presented.
Zauszniewski, Jaclene; Bekhet, Abir K.; and Suresky, M. Jane, "Resilience in Family Members of Persons with Serious Mental Illness" (2010). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 78.