Familjens upplevelser när ett barn får diagnosen astma : Och sjuksköterskans betydelse

by Engelin, Magnus; Hokkinen, Lovisa

Abstract (Summary)
Background: Earlier studies have focused on the physiological aspects of coping with asthma, both on patients and their relatives. Asthma is a disease that has been increasing over the last decades and it puts a lot of emotional and psychological stress on the entire family.Aim: The aim of this literature review was to observe the family’s experiences when a child has asthma, and illuminate the importance of the nurse.Method: For this literature review, data was collected from the databases Academic Search Elite and CINAHL. During analyse four themes appeared. These were the first period after diagnose, adapting, when asthma becomes a part of life. The last theme was named the importance of the nurse.Result: The result showed that parents to children whose been newly diagnosed with asthma feels insecure, afraid and feel doubts their capability to care for their child. The parents also reported that they had a tougher economical situation due to higher absence from work, medicines and changes required in their home environment. It also showed that the nurse and the information from healthcare providers have a central role in the parents coping capabilities.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:asthma parents children nursing family coping


Date of Publication:01/23/2008

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