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ERIC Number: EJ851685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
Socio-Cultural Matrix of Raising a Child with Food Allergies: Experiences of a Migrant Mother
Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v29 n1 p45-49 Mar 2004
Children with life-threatening food allergies are increasing in number in Australia. A variety of foods such as dairy milk, peanut and tree nuts, fish and egg can cause severe allergic reactions in some children. The foods that cause allergies could trigger severe breathing difficulties (anaphylaxis) for these children and, if not treated immediately, could lead to death. Caring for a child with potentially life-threatening allergies has social, emotional, and financial consequences. This paper gives an insight into the psychosocial and cultural aspects and experiences of a migrant mother in raising a child with multiple and potentially life-threatening food allergies. It also advocates for improved and equitable access to child care for these children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Australia