Parents' Experience Of A Follow-up Meeting After A Child's Death In The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Title

Parents' Experience Of A Follow-up Meeting After A Child's Death In The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Creator

HL Brink

Identifier

DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2016.06.006

Publisher

Intensive And Critical Care Nursing

Date

2017

Subject

Fundin Intensive Care Nursing Nurses Meetings Intervention Parents & Parenting Studies Interviews Families & Family Life Interdisciplinary Aspects Hospitals
Child Death; Follow-up; Picu; Paediatric Intensive Care; Parent's Experience; Qualitative

Description

OBJECTIVE:
'To identify parents' experience of a follow up meeting and to explore whether the conversation was adequate to meet the needs of parents for a follow-up after their child's death in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
DESIGN AND SETTING:
Qualitative method utilising semi-structured interviews with six pairs of parents 2-12 weeks after the follow-up conversation. The interviews were held in the parents' homes at their request. Data were analysed using a qualitative, descriptive approach and thematic analysis.
FINDINGS:
Four main themes emerged: (i) the way back to the PICU; (ii) framework; (iii) relations and (iv) closure.
CONCLUSION:
The parents expressed nervousness before the meeting, but were all pleased to have participated in these follow-up meetings. The parents found it meaningful that the follow-up meeting was interdisciplinary, since the parents could have answers to their questions both about treatment and care. It was important that the staff involved in the follow-up meeting were those who had been present through the hospitalisation and at the time of the child's death. Parents experienced the follow-up meeting as being a closure of the course in the PICU, regardless the length of the hospitalisation.

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Citation List Month

August 2016 List

Citation

HL Brink, “Parents' Experience Of A Follow-up Meeting After A Child's Death In The Paediatric Intensive Care Unit.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 1, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/10886.

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