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dc.contributor.authorChen, Ya-Hueien_US
dc.contributor.authorHuang, Yu-Pingen_US
dc.contributor.authorKellett, Ursulaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Chieh-Chungen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:04:04Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:04:04Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-06-02T09:47:05Z
dc.identifier.issn10267301en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29749
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this qualitative research was to explore the experiences of maternal care-giving for children undergoing liver transplantation due to biliary atresia. Three voluntary mothers were recruited from a medical center in central Taiwan. Each participant was interviewed three to four times and each interview lasted thirty to sixty minutes. All interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed and data analysis was guided by the hermeneutic circle. Three aspects were emerged from the mothers' caregiving experiences. The first aspect was named "before liver transplantation" and was characterized by accepting the child's disease, learning and integrating new knowledge and skills into daily care-giving. Self-questioning her own caring ability, and striving for hope of a successful liver transplant. The second aspect was named "during liver transplantation and hospitalization" and was characterized by feeling helpless whilst waiting outside the operation room, and difficulties in satisfying the donor's and the recipient's needs simultaneously and preserving a high quality of care for her child in the intensive care unit, and concern for an individualized care of her children. The final aspect was named "after liver transplantation" and was characterized by lacking complete support health professionals, being protective of the child, and feeling grateful that the child regained health. Implications for clinical practice are discussed in terms of the assessment of the mothers' apprehension and needs. Appreciation of the mother's motivation to dedicate herself to care-giving for her child is realized by understanding what matters and concerns her during the process of caring.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherChang Gung Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeTaiwanen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.cgu.edu.tw/eng_cgu/index.htmen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom306en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto318en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalChang Gung Nursingen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume20en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099en_US
dc.titleThe Experiences of Maternal Care-giving for Children Undergoing Liver Transplantation - A Pilot Studyen_US
dc.title.alternativeThe experience of maternal care-giving for children undergoing liver transplantationen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owners for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted.en_AU
gro.date.issued2009
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