Journal article

Listening to Family Life After Serious Pediatric Injury: A Study of Four Cases

Shaminka N Mangelsdorf, Rowena Conroy, Matthias R Mehl, Peter J Norton, Eva Alisic

Family Process | WILEY | Published : 2019


Following a serious child injury, the entire family can be affected. Gaining an understanding of family support, interactions, and stress levels can help clinicians tailor treatment. Presently, these factors are assessed mainly via self-reports and structured observations. We aimed to explore the value of naturalistic observation of postinjury parent-child interactions, in order to highlight how clinicians might use these data in their practice. Our qualitative study involved an in-depth analysis of four cases from the Ear for Recovery project, against the backdrop of the larger sample's characteristics. Children who had been hospitalized with a serious injury wore the Electronically Activat..

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Awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (Rubicon Fellowship #446-11-021); the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (Early Career Fellowship #1090229); Monash University (Larkins program); the Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship; the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program; and Royal Children's Hospital Foundation, Melbourne.