Personal experiences of families of children with traumatic brain injury in the transition from hospital to home

Robson, Tamara, Ziviani, Jenny and Spina, Sylvana (2005) Personal experiences of families of children with traumatic brain injury in the transition from hospital to home. Brain Impairment, 6 1: 45-55. doi:10.1375/brim.6.1.45.65477

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Author Robson, Tamara
Ziviani, Jenny
Spina, Sylvana
Title Personal experiences of families of children with traumatic brain injury in the transition from hospital to home
Journal name Brain Impairment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-9646
Publication date 2005-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1375/brim.6.1.45.65477
Volume 6
Issue 1
Start page 45
End page 55
Total pages 11
Editor J. Douglas
R. Tate
Place of publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
321024 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Occupational and Physical
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Formatted abstract
For the families of children with traumatic brain injury (TBI) the transition from hospital to home, school and community can be a very stressful time for everyone involved. The present phenomenological study explored the experiences and perceptions of parents of children with TBI during this important transition time with the aim to better inform health-workers involved in discharge management and rehabilitation. Six family representatives were interviewed, with the format of interviews being semistructured. An interview guide was used that outlined key issues to be explored with each participant. The primary analytical approach was inductive and thematic content analysis was used. The themes which emerged related to the emotional journey experienced by the family, the impact of significant relationships in the process of adjustment, along with service provision and coping strategies. These themes are highlighted with respect to how they can influence intervention strategies. Implications for service referral and the communication style of health professionals are also addressed.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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