Qualitative analysis of the care of children in hospital in four countries : part 1

Shields, Linda and King, Susan 2001, Qualitative analysis of the care of children in hospital in four countries : part 1, Journal of pediatric nursing, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 137-145, doi: 10.1053/jpdn.2001.23466.

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Title Qualitative analysis of the care of children in hospital in four countries : part 1
Author(s) Shields, Linda
King, Susan
Journal name Journal of pediatric nursing
Volume number 16
Issue number 2
Start page 137
End page 145
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2001-04
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 verbatim. The data were explored by using content analysis to extract themes of understanding of cultural experiences. This article is the first of a two-part series, and includes a review of the literature, description of the methods used, and results of the parents' interviews. The staff results and discussion will be published in Part 2. Analysis revealed that parents in all countries were primarily concerned with treating the child's illness and the child's recovery. Parents were concerned with their work (employment), but this was a much larger consideration in Indonesia and Thailand, where no social security systems exist, than in Australia and Britain. Communication with staff was the most commonly mentioned theme for parents, indicating that irrespective of the culture in which the care was given, good communication between parents and staff was of paramount importance.
Language eng
DOI 10.1053/jpdn.2001.23466
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:30008399

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