Fathers and mothers developing skills in managing children's long-term medical conditions: how do their qualitative accounts compare?

Swallow, Veronica Mary, Lambert, Heather, Santacroce, Sheila and MacFadyen, Ann (2011) Fathers and mothers developing skills in managing children's long-term medical conditions: how do their qualitative accounts compare? Child: Care, Health and Development, 37 (4). pp. 512-523. ISSN 0305-1862

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01219.x

Abstract

Little is known about the respective experience of fathers and mothers within couples when managing their child's long-term medical condition. This study therefore aimed to obtain and compare fathers' and mothers' accounts of managing long-term kidney conditions. Qualitative study involving individual then joint semi-structured interviews with 14 couples (biological fathers and mothers of 15 children whose care is managed at a specialist unit). Interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed and analysed using Framework Analysis. Transcripts within and across couples were compared. Developing skills for home-based caregiving of long-term conditions is a challenging and uncertain process. Both parents often participate in caregiving, and the findings reported here may help professionals decide how best to support both parents in their home-based caregiving.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic (health) conditions, development, fathers, mothers, skills
Subjects: B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
B700 Nursing
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
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Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2011 14:46
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/125

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