Experience of support for parents of adolescents with heart defects: supported to be supportive
2012 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 27, no 4, 366-374 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to illuminate the meanings of the lived experience of support for parents of adolescents with heart defects. Narrative interviews were conducted with four mothers and two fathers of adolescents with heart defects. Interviews were interpreted using a phenomenological-hermeneutic method. The interpretation revealed that parents, themselves, attempt to be very supportive. They support their adolescent children, the rest of their families, the staffs of their children's schools, and others around their children. The sense of gratification and contentment that parents receive from fulfilling supportive functions is, in turn, influenced by the support that they, themselves, receive from care providers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
WB Saunders , 2012. Vol. 27, no 4, 366-374 p.
Adolescent, congenital heart defect, parents, phenomenological- hermeneutic method, support
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57041DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2011.04.025ISI: 000311706400013PubMedID: 22703684OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-57041DiVA: diva2:539029