Healthcare providers' experiences with gaps, barriers, and facilitators faced by family caregivers of children with respiratory diseases

Cynthia L. Foronda, Maryam Yasmeen Jawid, Jeanne Alhusen, Sadandaula Rose Muheriwa, Marisa M. Ramunas, Mary Hooshmand

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify healthcare providers' experiences of the gaps in the healthcare system, barriers to obtaining care, and facilitators that promoted safe, quality care for family caregivers of children with respiratory diseases. Design and methods: A qualitative, descriptive design was used with 13 pediatric healthcare providers. Findings: Gaps included themes of 1) fragmented healthcare system and 2) lack of asthma management knowledge. Barriers included themes of 1) poor access to healthcare and medications, 2) non-adherence, and 3) linguistic diversity and poor health literacy. Facilitators of optimal respiratory management included themes of 1) education, 2) improved communication, and 3) peer support. Conclusions: Through better understanding the gaps, barriers, and facilitators, pediatric nurses will be able to more effectively anticipate and address the needs of the caregivers. Practice implications: The nurse is in a pivotal role to empower caregivers with the skills and resources to address challenges and connect them with providers for optimal respiratory management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-53
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Nursing
Volume52
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • Caregiver burden
  • Children
  • Family caregivers
  • Respiratory disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics

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