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 OJN  Vol.4 No.1 , January 2014
The current situation and issues there of related to nursing care at the time of medical examinations for children with developmental disabilities including autism
Abstract: The objective of this study is to clarify the details regarding nursing care that is currently provided in terms of the situation regarding medical examinations for children with developmental disabilities and to discuss necessary nursing care. I conducted semi-structured interviews among 13 parents brining up children with developmental disabilities and analyzed the content of verbatim reports both qualitatively and functionally. Regarding those situations when they feel difficult at the time of undergoing medical examinations at the medical institute, the following four categories were extracted: painful treatment; difficulty in predicting; difficulty in communicating; and trouble in the waiting room. Regarding nursing care felt necessary at the time of undergoing medical examinations, the following six categories were extracted: technique while suppressing pain to a minimum; involvement in providing perspective; adjustment of surrounding environment; provision of opportunities to get acclimatized; provision of warm support; and understanding of patient characteristics. Many difficulties regarding medical examinations were revealed and it was found that they have concerns with regard to health management. It has been suggested that it is important to adjust the surrounding environment during medical examinations.
Cite this paper: Natsume, M. (2014) The current situation and issues there of related to nursing care at the time of medical examinations for children with developmental disabilities including autism. Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 18-26. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2014.41004.
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