Parental involvement and family-centered care in the diagnostic and treatment phases of childhood cancer: results from a qualitative study.

@article{Holm2003ParentalIA,
  title={Parental involvement and family-centered care in the diagnostic and treatment phases of childhood cancer: results from a qualitative study.},
  author={Kristen E. Holm and Jo{\"a}n M. Patterson and James G. Gurney},
  journal={Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses},
  year={2003},
  volume={20 6},
  pages={
          301-13
        }
}
Few research studies have addressed the ways parents participate in their childs medical care, particularly in relation to the cancer experience. The purpose of this study was to explore parents descriptions of their participation in medical care for their children with cancer. For this study, seven focus groups were conducted with 45 parents of 26 children who had completed cancer treatment at least one year prior, and who were still alive. Data were coded using thematic analysis procedures… CONTINUE READING
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