THE PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE IN DEALING WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CHILDREN: THE PHILIPPINE SCENARIO

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  • Lloyd Matthew C. Derasin, Ph.D.1Judith D. Ismael, PhDNSc, DODT, RN2 and Sitti Shierwina I. Al-Jumayile, PhDNSc, RN3 Author

Abstract

the study focused on the Parent's Perspective in Dealing with Chronic Kidney Disease in Children. This study employed the phenomenological research design, specifically utilizing the hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Moreover, the participants of this study are parents of children on hemodialysis. Data was collected in their homes and outside the dialysis center where both parties felt comfortable. Moreover, the researchers utilized Colaizzi's Method to iteratively analyze the voice record interviews, which were obtained with the participant's consent, to derive significant interpretations and themes. The interviews shed light on the experiences, challenges, interventions, and coping strategies of parents of long-term hemodialysis patients. Moreover, six (6) themes emerged in the study, namely; (1) Apprehension and Distress, (2) Acceptance, (3) Hoping, (4) The Caregiver, (5) Spirituality, and (6) Resilience. Likewise, the study yielded that Parents of children on hemodialysis play a vital role in ensuring their child's health and well-being. They are responsible for monitoring their child's fluid intake, adhering to medication schedules, and coordinating appointments with healthcare providers. Additionally, they provide emotional support and create a nurturing environment to help their child cope with the challenges of living with hemodialysis

Keywords: Children, Chronic Kidney Disease, Parents

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2024-01-21

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THE PARENT’S PERSPECTIVE IN DEALING WITH CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CHILDREN: THE PHILIPPINE SCENARIO. (2024). Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski, 29(1), 99-108. https://polmerklek.pl/index.php/PML/article/view/162