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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

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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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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12939-020-01252-x

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0000-0002-3526-6218
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Name:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Publisher:
BioMed Central
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International Journal for Equity in Health More from this journal
Volume:
19
Article number:
136
Publication date:
2020-08-10
Acceptance date:
2020-08-04
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EISSN:
1475-9276
Pmid:
32778121
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1126547
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pubs:1126547
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2020-08-27

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