Communication Privacy Management Theory: How parents talk about their children who have a chronic illness Hutton, Kara Heller, Saraj
dc.contributor.department Communication Studies and Psychology 2018-02-18T16:34:17.000 2020-07-07T05:11:38Z 2020-07-07T05:11:38Z 2017-04-11
dc.description.abstract <p>Caring for chronically ill children has received considerable attention in the pediatric health literature. Today, approximately 1 out of 5 North American children are diagnosed with chronic conditions that require parents to become caregivers for their sick child. Parents have a significant and pervasive role in the management of a child's chronic condition. On average, parents report spending an extra 30-40 hours per week to address to the specific needs of their child's chronic condition. Many of the responsibilities required of parents may involve communication work in which parents actively design messages as they interact with medical professionals, other family, and friends. Using Communication Privacy Management (Petronio, 2002) as a theoretical framework, we analyzed 35 transcripts from parental caregivers to understand the specific motivations and strategies involved in parents’ regulation of information about their child's condition and treatment. These findings have important practical implications as parents’ involvement in caregiving for their chronically ill child has direct effects on a child’s and family’s coping and overall well-being.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1197
dc.identifier.contextkey 10452250
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath undergradresearch_symposium/2017/presentations/17
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dc.subject.disciplines Interpersonal and Small Group Communication
dc.title Communication Privacy Management Theory: How parents talk about their children who have a chronic illness
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dspace.entity.type Publication English (Hutton) and Communication Studies (Hutton and Heller)
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