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Background In 2010 the Norwegian Parliament introduced amendments to the Health Personnel Act requiring all health personnel to inform and offer help to their patients’ children and families. We evaluated whether health personnel adhered to their obligations outlined in the Act and investigated whether family and health services characteristics wer...
Background A considerable body of research has explored implications of severe parental illness on children. However, less is known about what children and adolescents with a severely ill parent experience as the most challenging. Aims To describe what children with a severely ill parent experience as their most difficult challenge. Methods A qua...
Background There have been inconsistent findings from studies examining factors associated with quality of life (QoL) for children affected by parental illness. Aim The aim of this study was to explore factors associated with self‐reported QoL in children affected by parental illness or parental substance abuse. Design A cross‐sectional multicent...
Purpose Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) may be helpful in identifying children at risk of developing adjustment problems. Few studies have focused on HRQoL among children of ill or substance abusing parents despite their considerable risk status. In the present study, we used the KIDSCREEN-27 to assess self-reported HRQoL in children and ado...
Quantitative studies of children’s caring activities during parental illness have increased in the past 10 years. However, the various outcomes for these children have been investigated less frequently. In the present study, we investigate whether the children have different outcomes when the parent has a severe physical illness, mental illness, or...
Children as next of kin - results from a multicenter study, Report for The Directorate of Health Norway
Rationale: Previous studies have shown that children may take on higher extents of caring activities if their parents are affected by severe illness or disability, especially when their parents lack access to formal and informal care. Aims and objectives: This study examined the extent and nature of caring activities done by patients' children;...
Artikkelen drøfter behovet for en tydeligere norsk helsepolitisk respons overfor pårørende barn med psykisk syke foreldre. Forståelsen for at for belastende omsorgsoppgaver i forhold til barnas alder og eget behov for omsorg, representerer økt risiko for deres psykiske helse, har i liten grad resultert i nasjo-nal kunnskapsutvikling og kompetansehe...