Foreldre utfører mesteparten av pleien og omsorgen ved barns korte sykehusopphold
- Side: 80-93
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.18261/issn.1903-2285-2018-02-02
- Publisert på Idunn: 2018-04-24
- Publisert: 2018-04-24
The article explores how parents are included and excluded in the care of hospitalized children and examines the inclusion/exclusion practices by the ideology of human needs.
Method: Interviews with parents/nurses, observations of parents/nurses/children in a Norwegian children’s ward; the material is analyzed in the extension of Henderson’s and Orem’s ideas on human needs.
Result: Parents performed a major part of the work to take care of basic nursing and care tasks. They had also a central role in the performing of a variety of medical procedures, although the nurse was primarily responsible. Parents were only relieved when the nurse had time.
Conclusion: Parents performed most of the care and contributed to medical treatment. These practices were usually in harmony with the parents’ need to be with their children.Keywords: children, exclusion, hospital, inclusion, parents