Parents’ experiences one year on from their child’s haematopoietic stem cell transplant for primary immunodeficiency

Davidson, Sarah and McDowell, Elizabeth and Titman, Penny (2010) Parents’ experiences one year on from their child’s haematopoietic stem cell transplant for primary immunodeficiency. Journal of Health Psychology, 15 (6). pp. 897-904. ISSN Print : 1359-1053 ; Electronic: 1461-7277

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This study explored parental experience one year after hematopoietic stem cell transplant for primary immunodeficiency. Eight parents whose child had undergone transplant were interviewed one year after their child's transplant. Transcripts were analysed using interpretative phenomenological analysis. Four themes emerged: parents' paradoxical existence within an 'abnormal normality'; isolation felt by parents; gender differences between mothers and fathers; and the 'positive growth' parents attribute to their experience. As well as describing stressful or traumatic experiences they identified aspects of post-traumatic growth. The methodology used allowed contrasting experiences to emerge and highlights the importance of follow-up for parents as well as children.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Epub 2010
Subjects: Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Health and Medical Sciences > Patient Care
Department/People: Special Units
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2015 12:20
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2015 12:20
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/1108

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