Factors Related To Parent Attendance At A Follow-up Meeting With An Intensivist After A Child's Death In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Title

Factors Related To Parent Attendance At A Follow-up Meeting With An Intensivist After A Child's Death In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Creator

Suttle M; Gerhardt C; Fults M

Identifier

10.1177/0030222817724701

Publisher

Omega (westport)

Date

2017

Subject

Parental Grief; Parent Follow-up Meeting; Pediatric Death; Pediatric Intensive Care Unit; Traumatic Death

Description

Parents who experience the death of a child are at high risk for psychopathology. Because a large percentage of pediatric deaths occur in the pediatric intensive care unit each year, a follow-up meeting between bereaved parents and intensivists could provide essential emotional support, although some parents may not attend. The aim of this study was to explore demographic and medical factors that may distinguish between bereaved parents who attend a follow-up meeting with their child's pediatric intensivist and those who do not. Our analysis revealed that parents of children who died of trauma were less likely to attend a follow-up meeting with an intensivist. It is possible that symptoms of posttraumatic stress play a role in these findings. Enhanced efforts to identify other interventions for this specific subset of bereaved parents may be necessary.

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Citation List Month

October 2017 List

Notes

1541-3764
Suttle, Markita L
Gerhardt, Cynthia A
Fults, Marci Z
Journal Article
United States
Omega (Westport). 2017 Jan 1:30222817724701. doi: 10.1177/0030222817724701.

Citation

Suttle M; Gerhardt C; Fults M, “Factors Related To Parent Attendance At A Follow-up Meeting With An Intensivist After A Child's Death In The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10815.

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