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Vulnerability and agency across treatment-seeking journeys for acutely ill children: how family members navigate complex healthcare before, during and after hospitalisation in a rural Kenyan setting

"Child mortality rates during hospitalisation for acute illness and after discharge are unacceptably high in many under-resourced settings. Childhood vulnerability to recurrent illness, and death, is linked to their families’ situations and ability to make choices and act (their agency). We examined vulnerability and agency across treatment-seeking journeys for acutely ill children and considered the implications for policy and practice."

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12939-020-01252-x

Type

Alumni publications

Publisher

BMC - International Journal for Equity in Health

Publication Date

10/08/2020

Volume

19

Total pages

17

Keywords

Vulnerability, Agency, Treatment-seeking, Childhood acute illness, Kenya