Children’s perceptions and experiences of being sent to respite care for short-term stays. (2021)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Thesis DisciplineHealth Sciences
Degree NameMaster of Science
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
The objective of the current study was to investigate New Zealand children’s perceptions and experience of short-term respite care provided as a support intervention for disadvantaged families. An exploratory study was carried out, given that the topic is vastly under explored. The objective was investigated by way of a small qualitative study of eight children attending a South Island–based respite care organisation (SIRCO), using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Analysis revealed six themes evident in the children’s interviews: constructive experiences during the stay; adverse experiences during the stay; self-beliefs about why they stay at the SIRCO; attendance autonomy; wanting to help their parents and feeling responsible for their parents’ wellbeing; and finally emotional adjustment to stay. Overall, these themes suggested that although the children mostly enjoyed their stays, there were some significant areas which were of concern regarding their perception or experience of attending. As there is a lack of evidence around children’s perceptions and experiences of respite care due to limited research, the positives and potential negative ramifications are discussed. The six themes uncovered in this study highlighted areas in which respite care facilities could modify policies to consider these findings and make practical changes. Potential further studies are outlined and recommended.
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