Barns och föräldrars möte med sjuksköterskan i barnhälsovården
2002 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Swedish child health care for children 0-7 years has a participation rate ofnearly one hundred per cent. Its work is preventive, and its ambition is toprevent health problems in preschool children and to promote good health in them and their families. The nurse is the key person and communication with parents and children is one of the important tools she uses in performing her tasks.
The overall purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse the communication that takes place in encounters between the child health care nurse and families with children, during both visits to the child health care centre and visits in homes. The empirical material consisted of audio- and videotape recordings of five first visits to families with newborn children, of fortyfour visits of families to nurses at child health care centres, and of interviews with home visit participants. Data was primarily analysed qualitatively.
Most of what the families and the nurses discussed during the encountershad reference to the Swedish child health promotion programme, whetherthe encounters took place at the child health care centre or in participants' homes. This fact steered the interaction to a great extent. The nurses introduced the majority of topics in the conversations, but parents and children also brought up new topics. Advice, based to a great extent on the nurse's expertise, was given during almost every visit at the child health care centre. The nurse seldom encouraged parents to find their own solutions to various problems. Instead she offered standard solutions and answers to their questions. Non-verbal communication was a significant feature in the interaction. Video analysis contributes to a deeper understanding of the nurse's tasks, and also shows that the children were very active in the interaction.
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Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2002. , 82 p.
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 261
Child health care, Home visit, Children, Parents, Encounter, Social interaction, Verbal- and nonverbal communication, Advice, Empowerment, Video analysis
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-33961Local ID: 20119ISBN: 91-7373-428-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-33961DiVA: diva2:254809
2002-10-11, Hörsalen, Hus Key, Universitetsområdet Valla, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
Sätterlund Larsson, Ullabeth
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