Communication in pediatric critical care: A proposal for an evidence-informed framework.

Title

Communication in pediatric critical care: A proposal for an evidence-informed framework.

Creator

Carnevale FA; Farrell C; Cremer R; Seguret S; Canoui P; Leclerc F; Lacroix J; Hubert P

Publisher

Journal Of Child Health Care

Date

2014

Description

The aim of this investigation was to conduct a comprehensive examination of communication between parents and health care professionals (HCPs) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). A secondary analysis was performed on data from 3 previous qualitative studies, which included 30 physicians, 37 nurses, and 38 parents in France and Quebec (Canada). All three studies examined a mix of cases where children either survived or died. All data referring to communication between parents (and patients when applicable) and HCPs were examined to identity themes that related to communication. Thematic categories for parents and HCPs were developed. Three interrelated dimensions of communication were identified: (1) informational communication, (2) relational communication, and (3) communication and parental coping. Specific themes were identified for each of these 3 dimensions in relation to parental concerns as well as HCP concerns. This investigation builds on prior research by advancing a comprehensive analysis of PICU communication that includes (a) cases where life-sustaining treatments were withdrawn or withheld as well as cases where they were maintained, (b) data from HCPs as well as parents, and (c) investigations conducted in 4 different sites. An evidence-informed conceptual framework is proposed for PICU communication between parents and HCPs. We also outline priorities for the development of practice, education, and research.
2014-07

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Type

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Citation

Carnevale FA; Farrell C; Cremer R; Seguret S; Canoui P; Leclerc F; Lacroix J; Hubert P, “Communication in pediatric critical care: A proposal for an evidence-informed framework.,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed October 28, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14921.

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