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Perceptions of sleep by parents of children in hospital organized home-care
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2014 (English)In: Programbok Barnveckan 2014, Malmö, 7-11 april,  2014, 2014, 33-33 p.Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Introduction

Caring for a sick child creates great demands for the parents. Sleep is an important aspect of wellbeing and is strongly related to stress and quality of life. Caring for a child at home gives the family the opportunity to be together in a familiar environment. On the other hand it includes several sleep disturbances during the night which affects the ability to handle the situation.

 

Aim

To explore parents’ perceptions of sleep living with a child enrolled in hospital-organized home-care.

 

Material

Fifteen parents with children enrolled in hospital-organized home-care were included.

 

Method

Interviews with open-ended questions, analysed with a phenomenographic method.

 

Results

Four descriptive categories were identified; Anxiety, stress and demands affects sleep negatively’, ‘When I get support I feel safe’, ‘Routines optimizes time for sleep’, and ‘Time for oneself is important for relaxation’

 

Conclusion

Sleep is important for the parents in several aspects. They are in a stressful situation with high demands both from the society and from themselves and there is often a lack of support from relatives and friends. Nurses need to acknowledge and promote parents’ sleep when they care for their sick children at home and support them in the caregiving.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. 33-33 p.
Keyword [en]
Parents, Sleep, Home Care Services, Child, Caregiver, Nursing
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106056OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-106056DiVA: diva2:713218
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Barnveckan 2014, Malmö, 7-11 april 2014
Available from: 2014-04-22 Created: 2014-04-22 Last updated: 2014-04-22

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