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Organizing allergy and being a “good” parent: Parents’ narratives about their children’s emerging problems
Karolinska Institutet.
Linköping University.
2009 (English)In: Health, ISSN 1363-4593, E-ISSN 1461-7196, Vol. 13, no 2, 157-174 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article focuses on the early and problem-solving phases of the child's illness trajectory and on how child allergies are constructed and organized by the parents in a moral everyday context. The parents' narratives were reconstructed as narratives, describing the pathways parents take before they decide to seek professional medical aid as well as showing how they construct themselves as responsible parents. Before consulting health professionals the parents have often tried a range of different ways to define, control and manage their children's various problems. Allergy problems were interpreted and responded to differently, depending on the way they emerged in everyday life. Acute reactions quickly led to an illness definition and a diagnosis. Gradual and diffuse problems were not so easily defined. They were at first interpreted and responded to as normal infant problems, but, through the parents' readiness and various situational and temporal clues, they were organized as symptoms of illness. Parents seek medical aid when their own strategies fail or do not fully work, but their decisions are also formed within a pre-problem context of their moral accountability as parents.

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2009. Vol. 13, no 2, 157-174 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-21075DOI: 10.1177/1363459308099682PubMedID: 19228826OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-21075DiVA: diva2:618886
Available from: 2013-04-30 Created: 2013-04-30 Last updated: 2013-07-17Bibliographically approved

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