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ERIC Number: EJ877318
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Mothers of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Documenting the Experience of Their Children's Care in the School Setting
Anderson, Lori S.
Journal of School Nursing, v25 n5 p342-351 2009
The numbers of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) have increased in schools. This study was conducted to document mothers' experiences of the care their CSHCN receive across health care and educational settings. Data were collected during standardized, open-ended, one-on-one interviews with 10 mothers of CSHCN in urban, suburban, and rural areas in a Midwestern state. Interviews were transcribed and content analysis revealed five themes: (a) communication, (b) educational system issues, (c) mother as a caregiver and expert, (d) navigating the system, and (e) strategies and coping. Describing and understanding experiences of mothers of CSHCN is important to developing appropriate supportive interventions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A