Being ill as narrated by children aged 11-18 years

Title

Being ill as narrated by children aged 11-18 years

Creator

Forsner M; Jansson L; Soerlie V

Publisher

Journal Of Child Health Care

Date

2005

Subject

PedPal Lit; Adolescent ChildCost of Illness Female Humans Interviews Male Sweden

Description

Being ill from a child's perspective has not been often investigated. The aim of this study was to illuminate the experience of being ill between the ages of 11-18 years. Four girls and one boy who were suffering short-term illness were interviewed and the data obtained subjected to qualitative content analysis. Illness disrupted their daily lives and made things unrecognizable. Being ill at the age of 11-18 seemed to imply being lost, hurt and in need of comfort from themselves and others. These narrations may indicate to health care professionals how they can improve their practice. This study suggests what is appreciated by children of this age when ill, namely being spoken to and informed about the illness and treatment. The children valued peace and quiet and wanted to listen to and adjust to their bodies.
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

314-23

Issue

4

Volume

9

Citation

Forsner M; Jansson L; Soerlie V, “Being ill as narrated by children aged 11-18 years,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 29, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13374.

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