Parent-nurse collaboration: using the caregiver identity emergence phases to assist parents of hospitalized children with disabilities.

  • M T Perkins
  • Published 1993 in Journal of pediatric nursing


Twenty-three parents of hospitalized or recently hospitalized children aged 2 to 13 years and with cognitive impairments and a variety of disabling conditions were recruited to participate in a qualitative study exploring parental caregiving experiences. A substantive theory, caregiving identity emergence, was generated from the data. An inadvertent… (More)


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