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Getting along with disease-engendered uncertainty in asthma child families
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
University of Borås, School of Health Science.
2006 (Swedish)In: New Developments in Parent-Child Relation / [ed] D.M. Devore, New York: Nova Science Publishers , 2006Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

All communities set high expectations on parents and to raise a child is a challenging responsibility. Being a parent includes feelings of pleasure, but is also associated with concem and extra work. If the child is stricken by a chronic illness their concem and extra work more often than not will increase. One of the most common chronic diseases among children world-wide is asthma and it constitutes a considerable health problem. Current literature shows that asthma brings uncertainty and extra work to family life, which influences many aspects of a farnily's health and social life. In a Swedish study, it is found that mothers and fathers of children with asthma manage their uncertainty in different ways - mothers mostly act in a protecting manner and express feelings of sadness, while fathers act in a liberating manner and express feelings of acceptance. Furthermore, another Swedish study points out the fact that the relations among asthma family members are govemed by uncertainty and characterized by control, tight bonds and feelings of being forsaken and lack of understanding. From the literature and studies mentioned above, one can assume that living under such circumstances may not only affect family members' present life, but it may also affect their future. Uncertainty puts a great drain on the family, e.g. misunderstanding between parents can occur, siblings may feel forsaken and the child with asthma may be prevented from taking an own responsibility for life with the disease. One way to get a deeper understanding of human relations is to use different perspectives. In this article, we will try to illurninate asthma family life and relations by using an existentialistic, a Hegelian as well as a gender perspective.

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New York: Nova Science Publishers , 2006.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4668Local ID: 2320/1850ISBN: 1-60021-170-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-4668DiVA, id: diva2:884080
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2017-11-08Bibliographically approved

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