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Not a nurse but more than a mother: The practices of mothering children with complex health care needs

Wilkinson, CM, Carter, B, Keating, P and Bray, L (2020) Not a nurse but more than a mother: The practices of mothering children with complex health care needs. Children's Geographies. ISSN 1473-3277

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This paper reports on the analysis of parent-recorded video diaries from a parent-driven campaign, #notanurse_but, supported by the charity WellChild. The campaign reveals the challenges that parents (predominantly mothers) face providing high level, ongoing clinical care for a son or daughter who has complex care needs. A team of four researchers analysed 30 videos from the WellChild website, WellChild Facebook page, a dedicated #notanurse_but campaign Facebook page, YouTube and Twitter. An interpretative, inductive qualitative analytical approach was utilised. This paper reflects on the portrayal of mothering (it was predominantly mothers who produced campaign videos) a child with complex health care needs. In particular, this paper considers the competing identities of mother and nurse that these mothers fulfil as part of their daily regimes in ‘being mum’. This paper also contributes to geographical discussions concerning methods and ethics of online data collection and the use of secondary online material.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Children's Geographies on 30/04/2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14733285.2020.1755420
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1604 Human Geography, 1607 Social Work
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Education
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 11:29
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 07:27
DOI or ID number: 10.1080/14733285.2020.1755420
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12750
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