• Atopic eczema is a relatively common disease which frequently occurs during childhood. • This paper reports the findings of a research study which explored the effects upon family life of caring for a child with severe atopic eczema. • Seventy-seven accounts written by mothers of preschool children with this disease were analysed using qualitative latent content analysis. • The focus of this paper is on the implications of the disease for the mothers' role and the additional work generated by the disease. • The implications of these findings for nursing practice, in particular the work of health visitors and paediatric community nurses, is discussed. • Throughout this paper the term 'nurse' is used to describe both nurses and health visitors. © 1997 Blackwell Science Ltd.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- Childhood atopic eczema
- Community nursing
- Mother's role