Child-parent shifting and shared decision-making for asthma management

Garnett, VE, Smith, J and Ormandy, P ORCID: 2016, 'Child-parent shifting and shared decision-making for asthma management' , Nursing Children and Young People, 28 (4) , pp. 16-22.

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Aim: To explore and describe child-parent shared decision-making for the management of childhood asthma. Methods: A qualitative descriptive interview based study was undertaken. Eight children and nine parents participated. The framework approach underpinned data analysis. Findings: A dynamic model of the way children and parents transfer, shift and share asthma management decisions was uncovered; asthma management decisions between children and parents were non-linear with responsibility transferring from parent to child under different conditions. Children made a range of decisions about their asthma, often sharing decisions with their parents. However, during acute illness episodes children often relied on parents to make decisions about their asthma. Conclusion: Neither the child nor parent have complete autonomy over asthma management decisions. Decision-making is a dynamic shifting and shared process, dependent on contextual factors and child and parent decision preferences.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Nursing Children and Young People
Publisher: Royal College of Nursing
ISSN: 2046-2336
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Professor Paula Ormandy
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 09:22
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 17:11

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