Child health nurses’ experiences and opinions of parent Internet use
2017 (English)In: Early Child Development and Care, ISSN 0300-4430, E-ISSN 1476-8275, 1-12 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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
2017. 1-12 p.
Child healthcare, counselling, content analysis, e-health, information, internet advice, nurses, parenting, qualitative research
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132097DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2017.1278697OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-132097DiVA: diva2:1078313