Fathers’ contribution to the management of their children’s chronic disease

26 July 2011

A team at the University of Manchester is conducting ongoing research into fathers’ contribution to the management of their children’s chronic kidney conditions.

The team, led by Dr Veronica Swallow, senior lecturer in children’s nursing in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, has explored the differences between mothers’ and fathers’ experiences of caring for their children at home.

It is now building on this research through two studies on fathers and mothers – one involving a survey of children’s kidney units in England, Wales and Scotland, and another focusing on parents’ information and support needs.

For a summary of the team’s work, right click on the following link and ‘save target as’ to download it to your computer: Veronica Swallow Presentation.

You can contact Dr Veronica Swallow via her webpage.

Promoting father friendly child-health care: from pregnancy to adulthood? is the title of a seminar organised by the University of Manchester, taking place on 15 September. Find out more.

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