Title

Rearing the Child Who is Technology Dependent: Perceptions of Parents and Home Care Nurses

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

1-2002

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing

Source ISSN

1539-0136

Abstract

ISSUES AND PURPOSE. Most children who are dependent on technology for survival live with their families at home. This study explores the perceptions of parents and home care nurses regarding rearing the technology-dependent child.

DESIGN AND METHODS. In this qualitative study, interviews were conducted with 16 parents whose child is technology dependent and 15 registered nurses who provided home care.

RESULTS. Rearing the child who is technology dependent is similar to but different from raising other children. Parental communication and negotiation of child-rearing expectations with home care nurses is essential.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS. Improved collaboration and communication between parents and nurses may reduce parental stress and enhance development for children who are dependent on technology.

Comments

Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2002): 7-15. DOI.

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