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The life experience of parents of Congenital Heart Disease adolescents: A meta-synthesis

Journal: Archives of Nursing Practice and Care (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 031-037

Keywords : Cancer; Public people; Attitude and Disclosure;

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Introduction: Congenital Heart Diseases (CHD) do not preclude the possibility to become adult due to the different innovations in medical and surgical treatments. The transition from childhood to adulthood is a complex process in the life of CHD adolescents, considering the consequences of their diseases and the need to be adherent with their follow-up indications. In this process, parents play an important role, being a landmark for their children, but the experiences of CHD adolescents' parents are little studied and the literature about their life experiences appears fragmented. Knowledge of life experience of CHD adolescents' parents is important to address a tailored and effi cient health-care delivery for the whole family. Therefore, the aim of this study is to synthesize qualitative papers of life experience of CHD adolescents' parents. Methods: A meta-synthesis study using Noblit and Hare's interpretative meta-ethnography approach was conducted. Databases searched included PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO and Google Schoolar and keywords used are “Congenital heart disease”, “Parents”, “Adolescents” and “life experience”. The search process was performed in accordance with the PRISMA guidelines and only the qualitative papers in the last 20 years were included. Studies resulted by search process were critically appraised using the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme qualitative research appraisal tool.

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