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J Pediatr Nurs. 2014 Nov-Dec;29(6):606-13. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2014.06.010. Epub 2014 Jun 30.

Parents' perceptions of adaptation and family life after burn injuries in children.

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1
Department of Neuroscience Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden. Electronic address: caisa.oster@neuro.uu.se.
2
Department of Neuroscience Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
3
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden; The Burn Intensive Care Unit, Departments of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Intensive Care, Linköping University Hospital, Linköping, Sweden.
4
Department of Neuroscience Psychiatry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Uppsala University Hospital Burn Centre, Uppsala, Sweden.

Abstract

The aim of this study was to explore parents' experiences after their child's burn injury, focusing on how the burn had influenced family life and child adjustment. Six semi-structured interviews with parents of children treated at burn centers 2 to 7 years previously revealed the theme, "Feeling quite alone in striving to regain family wellbeing". Identification of difficulties perceived by the parents during rehabilitation and up until the present is useful when developing pediatric burn care and support for parents of children with burns.

KEYWORDS:

Adaptation; Children; Parents' perceptions; Pediatric burns; Qualitative content analysis; Rehabilitation

PMID:
25046370
DOI:
10.1016/j.pedn.2014.06.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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