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Partnership in care: parents' views of participation in their hospitalized child's care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7704384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper describes parents' experiences of participation in their hospitalized child's care on a general surgical paediatric ward. The findings indicate that parents chose to participate because of concern for the child's emotional welfare. Influencing factors included sense of parental duty, past experiences with hospitals, and concern for consistency of care. Parents' readiness to care was encouraged by a supportive family network, support from other parents, familiarity and experience with care. Parents were willing to adapt their parenting skills in order to be able to care for their child at home and were willing to perform more care provided it did not cause pain for the child, had the nurses' approval and increased their confidence and competence as carers. Lack of information, non-negotiation of roles, inadequate facilities, feelings of anxiety and loneliness were the difficulties parents experienced.
I T Coyne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical nursing     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0962-1067     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Nurs     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-11     Completed Date:  1995-05-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9207302     Medline TA:  J Clin Nurs     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-9     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Child, Preschool
Infant, Newborn
Nursing Methodology Research
Parents / education,  psychology*
Patient Participation*

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