Journal article

Paediatric clinician's experiences of parental online health information seeking: A qualitative study

Lily Shervington, Neil Wimalasundera, Clare Delany

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: The aim of this research was to explore clinicians' experiences of parents' online health information seeking (OHIS) behaviour about selective dorsal rhizotomy for the management of cerebral palsy. METHODS: Using qualitative methodology, clinicians likely to have had experience with parents requesting selective dorsal rhizotomy were invited to participate in semi-structured interviews. Interviews with 13 clinicians were recorded, transcribed and inductive content analysis was used to identify, code and organise the data into themes. RESULTS: Participants highlighted how parental OHIS was changing clinical communication. Negative effects included a shift in clinicians' attention from giv..

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