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Qualitative analysis of the care of children in hospital in four countries : part 2

Shields, Linda and King, Susan 2001, Qualitative analysis of the care of children in hospital in four countries : part 2, Journal of pediatric nursing, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 206-213, doi: 10.1053/jpdn.2001.16541.

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Title Qualitative analysis of the care of children in hospital in four countries : part 2
Author(s) Shields, Linda
King, Susan
Journal name Journal of pediatric nursing
Volume number 16
Issue number 3
Start page 206
End page 213
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2001-06
ISSN 0882-5963
Summary As part of a large study of the care of children in Australian, British, Indonesian, and Thai hospitals, qualitative methods were used to examine differences influenced by culture. Two groups were surveyed: parents of hospitalized children, and staff caring for them. Vignettes were used to invoke discussion, and content analysis was used to examine the data. Subjects were interviewed singly, or in focus groups. These interviews were audiotaped and transcribed for analysis. This article is the second of a two-part series, and includes results of the staff's interviews and discussion. The parents' results and discussion were published in Part 1 (Shields [amp ] King, 2001). Staff in all the countries considered communication with parents to be an important part of care of the hospitalized child, and this was consistent with the parents' responses. Staff were mindful of safe practices, though more so in Australia and Britain than Indonesia and Thailand. Cost of treatment for the parents was an important consideration for staff in Indonesia and Thailand when they were planning care for the child. Cultural constructions were more likely to be considered by the Australian and British staff than the Indonesian and Thai staff, and this may have been influenced by the prevailing culture of medical dominance in those countries.
Language eng
DOI 10.1053/jpdn.2001.16541
Field of Research 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, W. B. Saunders Company
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008390

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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