Fagkunnskap på godt og vondt : helsepersonell som pårørende til egne alvorlig syke barn på sykehus, en kvalitativ studie
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Original versionNordisk tidsskrift for helseforskning. 2020, 16 (1), 1-15. 10.7557/14.4669
The hospitalization of children is a stressful event for parents, and it may be even worse for parents who are healthcare professionals. Scant attention has been given to this issue in the literature and by researchers. This study aim to describe how a small group of health professionals experience the hospitalization of their child, in critically ill cases. The data are based on a qualitative design, using depth interviews with three nurses and a doctor. The interviews were analyzed using a thematic content approach. The findings show how the informants experience role conflicts, and social and psychological difficulties as relatives. This article highlights the importance of how health care professionals interact and support health professionals as relatives for their own children hospitalized.