AbstractThis is a hermeneutic-phenomenological inquiry exploring children's and adolescents' experiences of healthcare. The impetus to pursue this line of inquiry rests on the need for healthcare services to provide favourable healthcare experiences, as a key healthcare quality criterion. Also, healthcare professionals are individuals with emotions and virtues who aspire provide children with good care.
This thesis contains two studies: first, a scoping review and interpretive synthesis exploring children and adolescents experiences of healthcare professionals, and second, a hermeneutic-phenomenological inquiry exploring children's hospital experiences using novel participatory art-based approaches.
It is hoped that, by exploring children's lived experiences, healthcare professionals will be better placed to provide care which better aligns with children's needs.
|Date of Award
|Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children
|Timothy Dornan (Supervisor) & Andrew Thompson (Supervisor)