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Internal Grant Competition DGC

The relation of social workers and parents of children with long-term illnesses in the process of using health and social services in the context of family support.
Project IdSGS04/FSS/2020
Main solverMgr. Monika Ulrichová, Ph.D.
Periodr1/2020 - 12/2020
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationWorking with children and teenagers/adolescents who suffer from long-term illnesses is demanding for the whole family. Children with severe diseases, or children at the final stage of their lives may cause excessive stress for their parents. These diseases involve diseases incompatible with life, ranging from oncological diagnosis, injuries, neurological diseases, suicidal tendencies or mental issues. These children and adolescents usually carry a social stigma that may have an influence on the whole family . Up to this point, there has not been done any complex research that would analyse the influence of the children? diseases and the influence of the support of social workers on the children?s parents. Children who suffer from fatal diseases can spend their last days or months of their lives in the hospice unit. Our research would be carried out not only in the hospic units, but also at the day care centres and hospitals. Children with long-term illnesses always cause stress for the whole family. To find out this information, parents usually ask the question: ?Why us?? ?Whose fault is it? Many families cannot cope with the problems and they fall apart. Those families that are able to manage the situation mention that they found meaning in this situation, which became relevant to the proces of their subsequent healing and recovery. The research will be carried out using qualitative research strategies based on the narrative approach, the method of a case study.