The study aimed to identify how medical technology impacts upon the home and life at home. Inductive auto-driven photo-elicitation or semi-structured interviews were conducted with technology-dependent children/young people (n=2) and their family members (n=15) from 10 families. Thematic analysis generated three themes: Altered physicality and look of the home; Altered sounds in the home; and ‘It’s worth it! Technology enables us to stay as a family’. Fundamentally, the detrimental impacts of living with medical technology were perceived as worth it as these enabled their child to be at home. Home was not home, and families were incomplete without their child at home.
|Journal||Health and Place|
|Early online date||23 Feb 2022|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2022|
- young adult
- biomedical technology
- medical home