Long-term nurse-parent relationships in paediatric palliative care: a narrative literature review

Title

Long-term nurse-parent relationships in paediatric palliative care: a narrative literature review

Creator

Brimble M J; Anstey S; Davies J

Publisher

International journal of palliative nursing

Date

2019

Subject

Humans; Professional-Family Relations; Parents; Trust; Object Attachment; Nurse-Patient Relations; Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing; nurses; Professionalism

Description

BACKGROUND: Paediatric palliative care (PPC) is an active, total approach to the holistic care of the child and family. Close, long-lasting relationships between healthcare professionals and parents in paediatric palliative care enhance quality, provide emotional support and can influence how parents manage their role in the face of uncertainty., AIM: To present a narrative literature review of long-term relationships between children's nurses and parents in PPC settings., METHODS: Six databases (CINAHL, PsycINFO, ASSIA, Scopus, Medline and BNI) were searched, identifying 35 articles. A grey literature search produced seven additional relevant items., FINDINGS: Four themes were identified: bonds; attachments and trust; sharing the journey; going the extra mile; and boundaries and integrity. All themes revealed an element of tension between closeness and professionalism., CONCLUSION: Gaining a greater understanding of how closeness and professionalism are successfully managed by children's palliative care nurses could positively influence pre- and post-registration nurse education.

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August 2020 List

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Citation

Brimble M J; Anstey S; Davies J, “Long-term nurse-parent relationships in paediatric palliative care: a narrative literature review,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17163.

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