Participation in pediatric perioperative care: "What it means for parents"
2017 (English)In: Journal of Clinical Nursing, ISSN 0962-1067, E-ISSN 1365-2702Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
AIM AND OBJECTIVES:
To explore what it means for parents to participate in their children's pediatric perioperative care.
Allowing parents to participate in pediatric perioperative care can make a major difference for children in terms of their well-being; a decreased need for painkillers, fewer sleeping disorders and a more positive experience for both parties. The nurse anaesthetist should have a holistic view and develop a shared vision for the child, the parents and for themselves in order to perform successful pediatric perioperative care.
Descriptive qualitative study.
The study was conducted in 2014. Data was collected in 20 narrative interviews with 15 mothers and 5 fathers who had experience of participating in their child's pediatric perioperative day surgery. The analysis was carried out with qualitative content analysis to describe the variations, differences and similarities in the experiences.
The analysis revealed a main category that describes that parental participation in the context of pediatric perioperative care in day surgery meant "having strength to participate despite an increased vulnerability". Three generic categories with additional subcategories, explained what was essential for the parents to be able to preserve this strength and participate in their child's care despite their increased vulnerability. The generic categories were named, "gaining information about what will happen", "being seen as a resource", and "gaining access to the environment".
Efforts should be made to improve parents' roles and opportunities to participate in pediatric perioperative care. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2017.
Advanced Nursing, Anxiety, Child, Decision-making, Family-Centred care, Nurse-Patient Relationships, Parent, Preoperative, Qualitative Approaches
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-33585DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13747PubMedID: 28152208OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-33585DiVA: diva2:1083293
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