An Inquiry into the Parental Experience of Managing a Child's Severe Food Allergy

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Title:
An Inquiry into the Parental Experience of Managing a Child's Severe Food Allergy
Physical Description:
1 online resource (120 p.)
Language:
english
Creator:
Broome-Stone, Susan B
Publisher:
University of Florida
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date:

Thesis/Dissertation Information

Degree:
Doctorate ( Ph.D.)
Degree Grantor:
University of Florida
Degree Disciplines:
Nursing Sciences, Nursing
Committee Chair:
LUTZ,BARBARA JEAN
Committee Co-Chair:
PIEPER,PAMELA
Committee Members:
CURBOW,BARBARA ANN
YOUNG,MARY E

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
allergies -- anaphylactic -- childhood -- experience -- food -- grounded -- parental -- qualitative -- research -- theory
Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre:
Nursing Sciences thesis, Ph.D.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract:
This dissertation research serves as a foundation for building a program of research devoted to the development of family-centered treatment plans to address the needs of families of children diagnosed with life-threatening food allergies. Food induced anaphylaxis is a serious medical event and managing it can place a tremendous mental, emotional and financial burden on parents of children with severe food allergies. Indeed, parents and afflicted children often experience psychological distress, including stress, anxiety, and depression, which can have a negative impact on the family,especially when they impair the parent's ability to effectively care for their child (Cummings, et al., 2010). Thus, parents need strong guidance and support following a food allergy diagnosis(Williams, Parra, & Elkin, 2009). However, to provide this support, healthcare professionals must first become aware of the challenges that parents of children with severe food allergies face. Although work in this area of research is emerging, relative to other chronic conditions, literature related to how parents experience managing food allergies and the risk of anaphylaxis remains minimal. Based on these findings, we will continue to explore the experiences of parents, children and families managing the diagnosis of life-threatening food allergies. This understanding can provide nurses with the necessary information such that family-centered treatment plans can be developed to address the needs of the child and parents, improving the quality of life for the entire family.
General Note:
In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note:
Includes vita.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
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This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility:
by Susan B Broome-Stone.
Thesis:
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Florida, 2014.
Local:
Adviser: LUTZ,BARBARA JEAN.
Local:
Co-adviser: PIEPER,PAMELA.
Electronic Access:
RESTRICTED TO UF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE UNTIL 2016-05-31

Record Information

Source Institution:
UFRGP
Rights Management:
Applicable rights reserved.
Classification:
lcc - LD1780 2014
System ID:
UFE0046528:00001