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Despite the key role that hospital and home care nurses have in supporting family carers in transitional care, there is limited comparative information on their attitudes toward supporting family carers during care transitions. As part of a larger research project, we conducted a descriptive...
Stressors generated by chronic illnesses in adolescents are experienced in the broader social context of their lives. The purpose of this study was to examine the social networks of 15 adolescents with type 1 diabetes and 25 parents and evaluate associations of social support and kinship type...
The experience of parental death concomitant with parental divorce occurs for 46% of Danish children and 50% of American children who lose a parent to death. This experience of loss and double bereavement compounds increased risk of mental health problems. The aim of this study was to explore...
Transfer to adult care for adolescents with chronic conditions ought to be determined by transition readiness. The aims of this study were (a) to describe the level of readiness for transition in adolescents with congenital heart disease, (b) to compare adolescents’ assessment of transition...
Over the past few decades, there has been an increase in the number of children receiving home mechanical ventilation (HMV), and in many ways, families have taken responsibility for the required advanced homecare, which has placed considerable time demands on the family unit. Little is known...
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