A shared decision-making model in pediatric palliative care: a qualitative study of healthcare providers

Title

A shared decision-making model in pediatric palliative care: a qualitative study of healthcare providers

Creator

Cai S; Cheng L; Wang R; Zhou X; Peng X

Publisher

BMC Palliative Care

Date

2023

Subject

child; adult; article; controlled study; human; male; palliative therapy; knowledge; health care personnel; physician; qualitative research; social worker; phenomenology; decision making; semi structured interview; nurse; shared decision making; conceptual model; family centered care; pharmaceutics

Description

Pediatric shared decision-making (SDM) is a fundamental part of family-centered care. Pediatric palliative care (PPC) is one of the more difficult fields for healthcare providers when choosing to utilize SDM. However, to our knowledge, there are still few structured approaches of SDM in PPC. We aimed to build a model of SDM in PPC that achieves better care and outcomes for children and their family members. Methods: This study is a descriptive phenomenology study. Participants included physicians, nurses, and social workers in the PPC team. Participants were individually interviewed face-to-face or via an online meeting software. Data were collected in semi-structured interviews and analyzed using a thematic framework analysis. Results: In total, 27 healthcare providers were interviewed. The model of SDM in PPC identified three themes, including the participants, the principle and the process of SDM. Decision participants involved the children, parents, the PPC team and others. The decision principle had three sub-themes including type, standard and precondition. The decision process describes the fundamental process of SDM and provides suggestions for mobilizing patients and parents to engage in decision-making and seeking conflict resolution. Conclusions: This is the first study to develop a SDM model in PPC. This model can provide guidance to PPC teams on SDM practices. In addition, the model contributes to the existing body of knowledge by providing a conceptual model for SDM in the context of PPC.

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Citation List Month

February List 2024

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Citation

Cai S; Cheng L; Wang R; Zhou X; Peng X, “A shared decision-making model in pediatric palliative care: a qualitative study of healthcare providers,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 26, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19469.