Focus on asthma 3: the psychosocial effects of asthma on the child and the family
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Focus on asthma 3: the psychosocial effects of asthma on the child and the family

Heather Henry Independent public health nurse and Queen’s Nurse, owner/founder, Brightness Management Limited, Sale, England

Why you should read this article:
  • To identify the psychosocial effects of having a child with asthma in the family

  • To recognise the importance of understanding families’ health beliefs and narratives to improve clinical outcomes and quality of life

  • To count towards revalidation as part of your 35 hours of CPD, or you may wish to write a reflective account (UK readers)

  • To contribute towards your professional development and local registration renewal requirements (non-UK readers)

This article is the third in a series on asthma. The first article explored global and UK trends in asthma and asthma care as they relate to children and young people, while the second article identified the adverse effects of air pollution on children, particularly those with asthma.

This article explores the potentially significant psychosocial effects of asthma on the child and the family. A family-centred approach to care relies on healthcare professionals listening to and understanding families’ health beliefs and narratives to target asthma education and aid self-efficacy, which can improve asthma control and quality of life.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1379

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This article has been subject to open peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

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Correspondence

heather.henry@brightnessmanagement.org.uk

Conflict of interest

The author is founder and managing director of BreathChamps CIC

Henry H (2021) Focus on asthma 3: the psychosocial effects of asthma on the child and the family. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1379

Published online: 21 June 2021

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