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Child health nurses’ experiences and opinions of parent Internet use
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2018 (English)In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, E-ISSN 1476-8275, Vol. 188, no 12, p. 1736-1747Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: On the basis of parents’ growing use of the Internet as a resource for health-related information, and the total lack of scientific literature about how nurses in child healthcare experience how their work is affected, further information is needed.

Purpose: This study describes child health nurses’ (CHN) experiences and opinions of parent Internet use.

Design and methods: Using a qualitative descriptive approach, CHNs (n = 20) working at Health Centres in northern Sweden were interviewed.

Results: An overarching theme named ‘Parents’ use of Internet has influenced Nurses’ work’ was identified. The theme comprises three categories; ‘Internet facilitating care, access, and provision’; ‘The Internet complicating the professional role and performance’; and ‘Sensing an imperative for a new role as a CHN.

Conclusions: These findings add a fresh perspective to understanding the new and transformed professional role of CHNs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018. Vol. 188, no 12, p. 1736-1747
Keywords [en]
Child healthcare, counselling, content analysis, e-health, information, internet advice, nurses, parenting, qualitative research
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132097DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2017.1278697ISI: 000447301100010Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85009829462OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132097DiVA, id: diva2:1078313
Available from: 2017-03-03 Created: 2017-03-03 Last updated: 2018-11-12Bibliographically approved

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