Hur föräldrar till sjuka barn upplever relationen till vårdpersonalen : en litteraturstudie

by Johnsson, Britt-Marie; Olsson, Veronica

Abstract (Summary)
When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness it is inevitable that the parents are affected both emotionally and socially. When children are admitted into hospital they are in great need of parental care and at the same time the parental role changes and be cause of this problems can arise. In recent years children’s healthcare has progressed towards family orientated care with an emphasis on close and continuous involvement with the child’s family. When nursing staff build up a mutual relationship with parents and their children it becomes easier to help them with their basic needs. The aim of this study is to describe how parents with children in hospital experience the relationship with nursing staff and the method that has been used was a qualitative literature study. The parents describe that they need to be able to both give and receive information and be involved in decisions that are made in connection with the care of their children. When nursing staff support and encourage parents they enable them to cope and participate in the care of and caring for their child. Parents´ experience of the relationship to nursing staff is improved when the staff listens to and accepts help from them in order to gain a better understanding of their children. Close contact with nursing staff is meaningful for parents and enables the development of a deeper relationship.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis



Date of Publication:08/14/2008

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