The experiences of mothers caring for a child with severe atopic eczema
Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
Journal of Clinical Nursing
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 241–247, May 1997
How to Cite
ELLIOTT, B. E. and LUKER, K. (1997), The experiences of mothers caring for a child with severe atopic eczema. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 6: 241–247. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.1997.tb00310.x
- Issue online: 18 DEC 2007
- Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
- Accepted for publication 1 February 1996
- childhood atopic eczema;
- community nursing;
- mother's role
- •Atopic eczema is a relatively common disease which frequently occurs during childhood.
- •This paper reports the findings of a research study which explored the effects upon family life of caring for a child with severe atopic eczema.
- •Seventy-seven accounts written by mothers of preschool children with this disease were analysed using qualitative latent content analysis.
- •The focus of this paper is on the implications of the disease for the mothers' role and the additional work generated by the disease.
- •The implications of these findings for nursing practice, in particular the work of health visitors and paediatric community nurses, is discussed.
- •Throughout this paper the term ‘nurse’ is used to describe both nurses and health visitors.