Iranian Parents' Supportive Umbrella during their Children Surgery: a Qualitative Study

Authors

1 Ahvaz Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, ,Khuzestan,IR Iran.

2 Nursing Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University,Tehran, Tehran, IR Iran.

3 Assistant Pnrofessor, Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Disease, Ahvaz Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Khuzestan, IR Iran.

Abstract

Background
Being in a position of vulnerability, distress and uncertainty reduces the ability of the parents to protect their children and makes them need support from others. The first step to aid clients more is to identify their supportive sources. This study aimed to determine parents' experiences of supportive sources during their children surgery.
Materials and Methods
This is a descriptive qualitative research. Purposive and maximum variation sampling applied to select 21 parents of operated children in Ahvaz hospitals, Iran. Semi structured interviews, with open question were used to data collection. Audio recording interviews put into written form word by word and finally analyzed with qualitative content analysis approach. 
Results
Parents considered the personnel's beyond-task-orientation performance, family comprehensive support, mutual facilitating of peers and the elixir of connection to God as the sources that supported them as an umbrella during their children surgery.    
Conclusion
It is essential for the health service providers to check each family thoroughly in terms of other supportive sources while providing professional support, and to use the sources in an organized way for the successful transition of parents from the stress of their children surgery. 

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