Mothers' lived experiences of support when living with young children with congenital heart defects
2014 (English)In: Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing, ISSN 1744-6155, 1539-0136, Vol. 19, no 1, 54-67 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to illuminate the meanings of support as disclosed by mothers of children with congenital heart defects (CHD).
DESIGN AND METHOD: Narrative interviews were conducted with 10 mothers of children with CHD. A phenomenological-hermeneutic method was used for interpretation of the transcribed interviews.
RESULTS: The comprehensive understanding of mothers' lived experiences of support emerged as the experiences of receiving good support, receiving "poor support," and absence of support.
PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: Mothers receiving person-centered and family-centered care feel more supported and are more likely to adapt to the stresses of parenting a child with CHD.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Vol. 19, no 1, 54-67 p.
Children, congenital heart defect, mother, phenomenological-hermeneutic method, support
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84825DOI: 10.1111/jspn.12049ISI: 000329370300006PubMedID: 24124764OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-84825DiVA: diva2:689233