Sources of conflict between families and health care professionals

Title

Sources of conflict between families and health care professionals

Creator

Moore JB; Kordick MF

Publisher

Journal Of Pediatric Oncology Nursing

Date

2006

Subject

Non-U.S. Gov't; PedPal Lit; Adolescent Adult Child Child; PreschoolDissent and Disputes Humans Infant Neoplasms/nursing Parents/psychologyProfessional-Family Relations Research Support

Description

It is essential to examine conflict between patients and health care professionals from the patient's perspective. The purposes of this study were to 1) identify sources of conflict, 2) determine nursing interventions that alleviate conflict, and 3) test a conceptual framework of sources of conflict. This phenomenological study focused on children with cancer and their parents' perceptions of conflicts with health care professionals as well as what they thought helped with such conflicts. Their reports of conflict were compared to C. W. Moore's circle of conflict conceptual framework. A purposive sample of 27 participants (9 children, 14 mothers, and 4 fathers) participated in the study. Study findings showed that conflict occurred between health care professionals and families originating from differences in expectations and desires regarding data, interests, structure, relationships, and values, consistent with C. W. Moore's conceptual framework. Nursing interventions reported by children and parents to be helpful in preventing or alleviating conflict were identified. C. W. Moore's framework may provide a valuable structure for assessing conflict and designing nursing interventions to alleviate conflict.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

82-91

Issue

2

Volume

23

Citation

Moore JB; Kordick MF, “Sources of conflict between families and health care professionals,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13388.

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