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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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Nilgün Altunbaş and Hayat Yalın


Identifying the Expectations of Parents of Children, Who Have Bone Marrow Transplantation, from Healthcare Professionals


Objective: The research was carried out to determine the expectations of the parents of children who had bone marrow transplantation from healthcare professionals.

Materials and Methods: The type of study was qualitatively, descriptively, and phenomenologically and was conducted between January and May 2016 in the pediatric bone marrow transplantation clinic of a private health institution, with the parents of children who had bone marrow transplantation. The data were collected from parents via face-to-face interview technique using a semi-structured in-depth individual interview guide, personal information form and a voice recorder. Analyzes of the interview records were categorized according to the themes of the questions in the interview guide and deciphered and evaluated by the researcher in company with the consultant.

Results: It was determined that the most important expectation of the parents who had a bone marrow transplant for their children from the healthcare personnel was regular and detailed information at every stage of the treatment to be applied to their children.

Conclusion: In line with the findings of the study it is concluded that mothers were the primary caregiver for most of the children who had bone marrow transplantation and had a good communication with the transplantation team, were informed at every stage of the treatment as expected and got support from the team during post-transplantation period.

Keywords: Child, Bone...

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