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dc.contributor.authorAarthun, Antjeen_US
dc.contributor.authorØymar, Knuten_US
dc.contributor.authorAkerjordet, Kristinen_US
dc.PublishedAarthun A, Øymar K, Akerjordet K. Parental involvement in decision-making about their child's health care at the hospital. Nursing Open. 2018eng
dc.description.abstractAim: To explore parents’ experiences on parental involvement in decision‐making about their child’s health care at the hospital and to identify how health professionals can improve parental involvement. Design: An explorative descriptive qualitative study within a constructivist research paradigm. Methods: Individual semistructured interviews were conducted with a purposive sample of 12 parents. Qualitative content analysis was performed. Results: This study gives unique insight into how parental involvement in children’s healthcare decisions influence parents’ ability to cope with the parental role at the hospital. The results showed that parents’ competence and perceived influence and control over their child’s health care appeared to affect how they mastered their role of involvement in decision‐making. Individually tailored and respectful facilitation of parental involvement in these decisions by health professionals seemed to improve parents’ influence, control and ability to cope with the parental role. Nurses should thus strengthen parents’ sense of coherence enhancing the quality of health care.en_US
dc.publisherWiley Open Accesseng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BYeng
dc.subjecthealth promotioneng
dc.subjectparent involvementeng
dc.subjectparent roleeng
dc.titleParental involvement in decision-making about their child's health care at the hospitalen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2018 The Authors
dc.source.journalNursing Open

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