The focus group consisting of twenty-nine interviews

The chosen qualitative article for this
critique is “Containing acute childhood illness within family life: a
substantive grounded theory”. Caldwell’s (2005) tool is a framework that is
used which gives weight to both qualitative and quantitative research
reinforcing the differences between both, hence why this tool is essential for
reviewing this article (Caldwell, Henshaw, and Taylor, 2011). Evidence based
practice has many steps in contrast to that of the research process. Evidence
based practice essentially is the collection of data, evaluation of research,
and the integration of nursing research compiled into practice, through an
understanding of their patients followed by clinical recommendations and
further clinical decisions (LoBiondo-Wood et al., n.d.). The purpose of this
grounded theory article is to understand the effect containing acutely ill
children at home has on family life. This article gives a detailed description
of how families are coping with a child with an acute childhood illness by the
process of using a focus group consisting of twenty-nine interviews conducted between
15 families of children aged between 0 to 9 years. A comprehensive
analysis is made to how many families within the interviews believe that any
illnesses classified as minor such as colds, coughs, varicella, vomiting and
diarrhoea are to be dealt with at home, to that of any others requiring medical
help and advice (Neill, 2010). Through-out the introduction reference is made
to how there was an un-certainty regarding defining an illness and
understanding when to seek medical help thus abiding by the social rule of
doing the right thing by their child (Neill, 2010).

The purpose of a literature review is to
review, search and evaluate literature within a chosen topic by identifying and
showing an in-depth grasp and understanding of themes, wider research, summarising,
identifying flaws and outlining areas for further research (The Royal Literary
Fund, 2017). The “General Household Survey” was carried out in 2006 which found
that 15% of 0-4-year olds and 6% of 5-15-year olds have visited the general
practioner prior to the interview (Neill, 2010). Such surveys give an up to
date analysis of the literature review in relation to this article.

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Ethics are defined as the moral background
that governs a person’s behaviours to do right or wrong (Oxford Dictionaries,
2018). Ethical approval was received from local research committees prior to
the collection of data (Neill, 2010). Initially, consent was given by children
and parents involved both verbally and written, however, the researcher met
with the children and their families to furthermore build a trusting
relationship.

The process of unsteady emotional behaviour in
relation to the mother’s willingness to do the right thing, is greatly understood
however from a family’s perspective is under explored. Grounded theory is a
method that initially was founded by Glaser and Strauss in 1967, which give the
researcher the opportunity to identify the main issue within a group and how
this issue can be resolved through behaviour’s and experience (Artinian, Giske
and Cone, 2009).