Robbins, H., Hundley, V. and Osman, L. M., 2003. Minor illness education for parents of young children. Journal of advanced nursing, 44 (3), pp. 238-247.
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The trial showed no effect on use of services but did demonstrate reduction in parents' intentions to consult a doctor, which appeared to be because of increased certainty about home care. However, it is of concern that they indicated feeling less confident and knowledgeable. It is not possible to clarify whether this represented anxiety that was constructive, enhancing decision-making or was destructive. Further work into the role of education in parental decision-making, anxiety levels and enhancement of confidence is required.
|Subjects:||Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery|
|Group:||School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Midwifery, Maternal and Perinatal Health|
|Deposited By:||Professor Vanora Hundley|
|Deposited On:||15 Mar 2012 12:23|
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