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dc.contributor.authorMcCulloch, Jane
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-04T02:55:01Z
dc.date.available2019-06-04T02:55:01Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/4611
dc.description.abstractAIMS: It is not commonly known that osteopathy can be beneficial for children with otitis media (OM). The research aims of this study are twofold. Firstly, to explore the parents’ experience of having their child treated for otitis media by an osteopath. Secondly, to stimulate the discussion regarding adjunct treatments for otitis media. DESIGN: A qualitative study using interpretive description. Recruitment was via advertising material in osteopathic and allied health clinics in the greater Auckland region as well by as word of mouth. Data were collected via semi-structured audio-recorded interviews, analysed thematically and themes evolved through the process of interpretative description. FINDINGS: Irrespective of the outcome of the osteopathic treatment for otitis media, all participants continue to use osteopathy as a treatment option for themselves and their families. Three themes were identified, (1) first line treatment paths, (2) the emotional impact of parenting a child with otitis media (3) osteopathy for otitis media. An overarching theme ‘Do you hear me’ refers to the interpretation of the ever-present subtext of caring for a child with OM. CONCLUSIONS: Osteopathy offers a non-invasive, drug-free treatment approach for children with otitis media. Research suggests osteopathy could have a place in providing adjunct treatment to standard biomedical care for otitis media. Regardless of the chosen treatment, positive shared decision making between care giver and health professional plays a significant role in the outcome of a child’s illness narrative.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectchildrenen_NZ
dc.subjectosteopathic medicineen_NZ
dc.subjectotitis media (OM)en_NZ
dc.subjectparentingen_NZ
dc.subjectshared decision makingen_NZ
dc.subjectcare giversen_NZ
dc.subjectOMen_NZ
dc.subjectmiddle ear infectionsen_NZ
dc.subjectear infectionsen_NZ
dc.subjectpaediatricsen_NZ
dc.titleDo you hear me?: the caregivers' experience of osteopathy for their child’s otitis mediaen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Osteopathyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classifieden_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMcCulloch, J. (2017). Do you hear me?: The caregivers’ experience of osteopathy for their child’s otitis media. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Osteopathy). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4611en
unitec.pages87en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalNiven, Elizabeth
unitec.advisor.associatedGasquoine, Susan


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