Narratives of children with chronic illness about being comforted.

@article{ngstrmBrnnstrm2008NarrativesOC,
  title={Narratives of children with chronic illness about being comforted.},
  author={Charlotte {\AA}ngstr{\"o}m-Br{\"a}nnstr{\"o}m and Astrid Norberg and Lilian Jansson},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={310-6}
}
The aim of the study was to examine how children with chronic illnesses narrate their experience of being comforted in hospital. During interviews, seven children, 4-10 years old described their experiences and made drawings. Thematic content analysis revealed following themes: being physically close to one's family, feeling safe and secure, staff being there for the children, and children being there for parents and siblings. Mother was identified as the most important comforter. The findings… CONTINUE READING

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