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An investigation of the hospital experiences of parents with a child in paediatric intensive care

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Dampier, S and Campbell, SJ and Watson, D, An investigation of the hospital experiences of parents with a child in paediatric intensive care, NT Research, 7, (3) pp. 179-186. ISSN 1361-4096 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2002 SAGE Publications

DOI: doi:10.1177/136140960200700304

Abstract

The experience of families of children admitted to paediatric intensive care units (PICUs) frequently results in their feeling disempowered. The following phenomenological study involved 15 families of children who were critically ill and explored their journey from the point the child became ill, to the crisis of admission to the PICU, the subsequent discharge to the ward and, finally, the child's return home. An analysis uncovered a series of pathways that the familie' experiences inevitably followed, which frequently caused them to feel disempowered. The study pinpoints key issues faced by the families and concludes that it is possible to improve their experience. © 2001, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Nursing
Author:Campbell, SJ (Professor Steven Campbell)
ID Code:87303
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2013-11-12
Last Modified:2013-12-10
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