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Commentary on Swallow, V. (2008) An exploration of mothers’ and fathers’ views of their identities in chronic-kidney-disease management: parents as students?

Higham, Sue (2009). Commentary on Swallow, V. (2008) An exploration of mothers’ and fathers’ views of their identities in chronic-kidney-disease management: parents as students? Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(19) pp. 2773–2775.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2702.2009.02920.x
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Abstract

When the prevalence of childhood chronic illness is increasing as a result of medical progress leading to improved survival, it is vital that health care professionals understand parents’ experiences if they are to support both parents and children and work in partnership with them. Previous research with parents of children with chronic illness has explored: maintaining normality (Deatrick et al. 1999); sources of stress for parents and parents’ adjustment (Aldridge 2008); coping (Atkin & Ahmad 1999) and the effects of parental education and knowledge concerning the illness on child well-being and disease management (MacDonald et al. 2008). In this study, Swallow (2008) examined parents’ views of their identity during the period when they were acquiring clinical skills for the management of chronic kidney disease. Data were collected through a sequence of 3–4 semi-structured interviews with parents during the 18 months following their child’s diagnosis.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN: 1365-2702
Extra Information: Special issue: Historical Scholarship

Original article published
Journal of Clinical Nursing 17, 3177–3186,
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2008.02642.x
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Nursing
Item ID: 34153
Depositing User: Sue Higham
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 08:41
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/34153
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