Involving fathers in research

MacFadyen, Ann, Swallow, Veronica Mary, Santacroce, Sheila and Lambert, Heather (2011) Involving fathers in research. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 16 (3). pp. 216-219. ISSN 1539-0136

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Although there is a wealth of literature exploring parents' views both on the impact of children's conditions on their families and their experiences of caring for their children, many of the studies primarily present mothers' opinions, with the fathers' views reported by proxy, often via their partners. This anomaly has been highlighted in recent years, and there has been an increase in the publication of studies that have sought fathers' views. Recruiting and interviewing fathers can present a different set of challenges to involving mothers. Drawing on some of the literature and on our own experience of accessing fathers' thoughts and stories, we would like to suggest some factors to consider in the design and implementation of studies that seek to include this group

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: chronic illness, interviewing, parent
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 15:02
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 14:37

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