Technology dependence and children: a review of the evidence.

Andrea Cockett*

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Much has been written about the needs of children who are technology dependent and their care. This literature review aims to highlight some of this work--with a particular focus on children who are ventilator dependent--a group that has been extensively researched in the UK. The views of children and their parents were also sought to identify the emotional, financial and practical burdens of living with technology dependence. The most frequently found consequences for children and their families were: a striving for normalisation, social isolation, the emotional burden of caring, financial and practical difficulties, and the tension between parenting and caring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalNursing Children and Young People
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2012


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