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Protecting family interests: an interview study with foreign-born parents struggling on in childhood cancer care
Pergert, Pernilla; Enskär, Karin; Björk, Olle; Ekblad, Solvig; Andrews, Tom
Sweden's population is gradually changing to become more multiethnic and diverse and that applies also for recipients of health care, including childhood cancer care. A holistic view on the sick child in the context of its family has always been a cornerstone in childhood cancer care in Sweden. The purpose of this study was to gain knowledge about the experiences and main concern of foreign-born parents in the context of paediatric cancer care. Interviews were performed with eleven foreign-born parents and data were analysed using a classic grounded theory approach. Foreign-born parents often feel in a position of powerless dependence, but family interests are protected in their approaches to interaction with healthcare staff , through cooperation, contesting, and reluctant resigning. Healthcare staff need to listen to foreign-born parents and deal with their concerns seriously to prevent powerless-dependence and work for trustful cooperation in the common fight against childhood cancer.
Keyword(s): Childhood cancer care; Multiethnic; Health care; Foreign-born parents; Sweden; Interviews; Grounded theory; Family centred care; Cancer in children.; Child health services.
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Pernilla Pergert, Solvig Ekblad, Olle Björk, Karin Enskär, and Tom Andrews, “Protecting Family Interests: An Interview Study with Foreign-Born Parents Struggling On in Childhood Cancer Care,” International Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 2012, Article ID 681301, 7 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/681301
Publisher(s): Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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