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
Scholastica M. Zakayo (cohort 2015-16), Rita W. Njeru, Gladys Sanga, Mary N. Kimani, Anderson Charo, Kui Muraya, Haribondhu Sarma, Md. Fakhar Uddin, James A. Berkley, Judd L. Walson, Maureen Kelley, Vicki Marsh, Sassy Molyneux
"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."