Parent and health care provider communication and decision making in the intensive care nursery

Title

Parent and health care provider communication and decision making in the intensive care nursery

Creator

Abel-Boone H; Dokecki PR; Smith MS

Publisher

Children's Health Care

Date

1989

Subject

Humans; infant; United States; Intensive Care Units; Attitude to Health; Parents; Professional-Family Relations; Communication; Neonatal; Interviews; decision making; Newborn; ICU Decision Making; social support; Best Practices (Davies); Life Support Care/psychology

Description

This study investigated parents' and health care providers' perspectives of their communicative interactions when a seriously ill infant is treated in an intensive care nursery. Both parents and health care providers stressed the importance of keeping parents informed of their child's condition. Concerns regarding the provision of medical information to parents in an understandable manner, the lack of time health care providers have to spend interacting with parents, and the possibility that parents' emotional involvement interferes with their understanding of the child's condition were raised. Implications for pediatric health care providers relative to their interactions with parents of young chronically ill children are raised.
1989

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

133-141

Issue

3

Volume

18

Citation

Abel-Boone H; Dokecki PR; Smith MS, “Parent and health care provider communication and decision making in the intensive care nursery,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 26, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12427.

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