Trying to do my best as a mother: decision-making in families of children undergoing elective surgical treatment for short stature.


OBJECTIVES To explore how families make decisions about elective leg-lengthening surgical treatment. DESIGN Interviews were conducted and analysed using Interpretative Phenomeno logical Analysis (Smith, 1995). METHODS Data were gathered using semi-structured interviews with nine mothers of children who had recently decided to undergo treatment… (More)


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