Working with children in families with parental substance abuse: nurses' experiences and complexity in relationships
2016 (English)In: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, ISSN 0279-3695, E-ISSN 1938-2413, Vol. 54, no 6, 38-44 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Children who grow up in families with parental substance abuse are exposed to increased risk of developing a variety of disorders. As nurses encounter these children, it is important for them to be supportive. The aim of the current study was to describe nurses' experiences and reflections regarding their work with children in families with parental substance abuse. A qualitative descriptive approach was adopted. Seven nurses were interviewed, and data were analyzed using inductive content analysis. The results were presented in four categories: (a) nurses' responsibilities; (b) identification of children's social network; (c) ethical concerns; and (d) assessment and evaluation of children's behavior. Nurses' preventive work and intervention in dysfunctional families may have direct consequences on children's present and future development and well-being.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 54, no 6, 38-44 p.
child, child behavior, content analysis, doctor patient relation, dysfunctional family, family study, human, nurse, responsibility, social network, substance abuse, wellbeing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-22229DOI: 10.3928/02793695-20160518-06ISI: 000384890000015PubMedID: 27245251ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84973493546OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-22229DiVA: diva2:953099