Mothers’ Experiences in Caring for Chronic Kidney Failure Child with Hemodialysis
A Social Phenomenology View in Indonesia
Chronic Kidney Failure is a chronic disease in which children will receive holistic care for a long time. Various conditions impact the family, especially mothers as caregivers physically, psychologically, socially, and financially. The study aimed to get an overview of the mothers’ experience in caring for children with Chronic Kidney Failure with hemodialysis. It is qualitative research with a phenomenological approach. The research instrument used interview guidelines and observation sheets. The results obtained three themes: the mother as a caregiver, the mothers’ burden, and the mothers’ coping mechanism. It is suggested that health workers support mothers in caring for children with chronic renal failure who undergo hemodialysis so that the quality of mothers’ care for children will be better.
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