Occupying 'in-hospitable' spaces
Professor Karen McBride-Henry discusses her research into the experiences of parents of children repeatedly hospitalised with acute respiratory infections.
Accessing health care can be challenging for children and their families, especially during acute illness episodes. Professor Karen McBride-Henry discusses her research exploring the experience of parents with children under two years of age who have been repeatedly admitted to hospital with acute respiratory infections. Parents describe hospitals as ‘in-hospitable’ and share the broader social impacts of repeated hospitalisations on their families.
Through her lecture, Professor McBride-Henry reflects on the policy and healthcare implications of her research into families managing recurring respiratory illness with repeated hospitalisation for their young children.
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