Partnership With Parents of Technology-Dependent Children: Clarification of the Concept : Advances in Nursing Science

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Partnership With Parents of Technology-Dependent Children

Clarification of the Concept

Mendes, Michele A. PhD, RN, CPN

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Advances in Nursing Science 39(1):p 85-93, January/March 2016. | DOI: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000106


A strategy based on the Hybrid Model of Concept Development was used to integrate previous concept analyses and research with data from interviews with parents and nurses caring for children dependent on technology to clarify the concept. Partnership was generally described positively in the literature, but some cautions were noted. Six characteristics of partnering were identified from the fieldwork data: respect, flexibility, caring professionalism, communication, acknowledgment of parental control, and support for parents. The concept of participation is clarified and extended to a unique area of nursing practice, the care of children dependent on technology in the home.

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