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dc.contributor.authorGasquoine, Susanen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-04T21:52:19Z
dc.date.available2010-03-04T21:52:19Z
dc.date.issued2005en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1367-4935en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/1356
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports one aspect of a phenomenological study that described the lived experience of mothering a child hospitalised with acute illness or injury (Gasquoine, 1996). The significance for mothers of nurses doing the ‘little things’ emerged in considering the implications of the findings of my study for nurses in practice. Seven mothers who had experienced this crisis within twelve months of the first interview agreed to share their stories. The resulting data were analysed and interpreted using van Manen's (1990) interpretation of phenomenology. This description of mothering in a context of crisis is useful in the potential contribution it makes to nurses' understanding of mothers' experience of the hospitalisation of their children. It supports the philosophy of family-centered care and highlights the ability of individual nurses to make a positive difference to a very stressful experience by acknowledging and doing 'little things' because it is the little things that matter to the mothers of children in hospital.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen_NZen_NZ
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_NZ
dc.subjectfamily-centred careen_NZ
dc.subjecthospitalised childen_NZ
dc.subjectmotheringen_NZ
dc.subjectphenomenologyen_NZ
dc.titleMothering a hospitalized child: it’s the 'little things' that matteren_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderSAGE Publicationsen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1367493505054416en_NZ
dc.subject.marsdenMedical and Health Sciences (320000)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationGasquoine, S. E. (2005). Mothering a hospitalized child: it’s the 'little things' that matter. Journal of Child Health Care, 9(3), 186-195.en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage186en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage195en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume9en_NZ
unitec.publication.issue3en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJournal of Child Health Careen_NZ
unitec.publication.year2005en_NZ
unitec.publication.nameSAGE Publicationsen_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedtrueen_NZ


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