Volume 2 Issue 7 - 2020
Understanding the Role of Nursing in Pediatric Asthma Management: A Case Study from KSA
Abeer Alatawi1*, Pam Smith2, Nicol Ring3 and Colin Chandler4
1Assistant Professor of Child Health Nursing, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Tabuk University, KSA
2Professor, Nursing Studies, School of Health in Social Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
3Associate Professor of Child Health Nursing, School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
*Corresponding Author: Abeer Alatawi, Assistant Professor of Child Health Nursing, Department of Nursing, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Tabuk University, KSA.
Received: March 28, 2020; Published: May 13, 2020


This study explored the role of nurses in management of children with asthma in Saudi Arabia using a case study, based on Burawoys extended case method, which draws on multiple data sources, including observations, reviewing documents, and conducting semi-structured interviews with 21 doctors, 18 nurses and 24 parents of children with asthma to identify multiple perspectives. A picture of the current hospital nursing services in a paediatric clinical settings emerged by which individual and institutional factors influencing nurses roles in paediatric asthma management are identified. The findings of this study confirm that power, culture and policy are the factors that contribute most to influencing the nursing role and affect nurses participation during asthma management. Further these findings suggest that an organisation enables innovations and actively seeks funding for initiatives provides an environment where nurses can reach their potential in improving asthma care services. In addition, it is important to promote the nursing role in asthma management to patients and the wider public in order to actively engage with KSA society to meet patients needs.

Keywords: Asthma Management; Nursing; Paediatrics; Qualitative Research


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Citation: Abeer Alatawi., et al. “Understanding the Role of Nursing in Pediatric Asthma Management: A Case Study from KSA”. EC Nursing & Healthcare 2.6 (2020): 47-59.

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