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Afraid of medical care school-aged children's narratives about medical fear.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 24, no 6, 519-528 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Fear can be problematic for children who come into contact with medical care. This study aimed to illuminate the meaning of being afraid when in contact with medical care, as narrated by children 7-11 years old. Nine children participated in the study, which applied a phenomenological hermeneutic analysis methodology. The children experienced medical care as "being threatened by a monster," but the possibility of breaking this spell of fear was also mediated. The findings indicate the important role of being emotionally hurt in a child's fear to create, together with the child, an alternate narrative of overcoming this fear.

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2009. Vol. 24, no 6, 519-528 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30061DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2009.08.003PubMedID: 19931150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30061DiVA: diva2:279205
Available from: 2009-12-02 Created: 2009-12-02 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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