A study of parental involvement in pediatric hospital care: implications for clinical practice
2004 (English)In: Journal of Pediatric Nursing: Nursing Care of Children and Families, ISSN 0882-5963, E-ISSN 1532-8449, Vol. 19, no 3, 217-223 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
BACKGROUND: Although it has become common practice for parents to stay with their sick child in hospital, most hospitals lack routines and staff guidelines for involving parents in care processes and decisions.
AIM: To gain a deeper understanding of factors that influence parental involvement and to clarify the parental role in the hospital care of chronically ill children.
METHODS: Semistructured interviews with 14 parents of chronically ill children.
RESULTS: Four themes were identified: support, professionalism, work environment, and responsibility. These themes describe the experience and perceptions of parents who regularly spend time in the hospital with their children.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical practices regarding parental involvement need to be established to optimize the hospital care of chronically ill children.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 19, no 3, 217-223 p.
Adaptation; Psychological, Adult, Caregivers/psychology, Child, Child; Hospitalized/psychology, Critical Illness/nursing/psychology, Female, Hospitals; Pediatric/standards, Human, Intensive Care Units; Pediatric/standards, Male, Nurse-Patient Relations, Parent-Child Relations, Parents/psychology, Pediatric Nursing/*standards, Professional-Family Relations, Quality Assurance; Health Care, Questionnaires, Support; Non-U.S. Gov't, Sweden, Time Factors
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-91407DOI: 10.1016/j.pedn.2004.02.005PubMedID: 15185252OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-91407DiVA: diva2:164125