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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159401
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Children's Perceptions of Nurse Behaviors: A Qualitative Study
Abstract:
Children's Perceptions of Nurse Behaviors: A Qualitative Study
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Schmidt, Cynthia
Contact Address:SON, 7 Goldenrod Lane, Edwardsville, IL, 62025, USA
Co-Authors:Aimee Moore
Pediatric nurses are taught to interact with hospitalized children based upon the work of major developmental theorists and studies of children's responses to illness and interventions. There is limited research, however, on children's perceptions of hospitalization based upon the words of children. This type of qualitative data would generate understanding of the child's perspectives and would provide the insight to facilitate effective and therapeutic interactions. One major component of a child's experience in the hospital is his/her interaction with nurses. Knowledge of children's opinions of nurse behaviors will help nurses provide more child-friendly care. The aim of this qualitative study is to describe children's perceptions of nurses and identify the nurse behaviors that best helped these children cope with hospitalization. Peplau's theory of Psychodynamic Nursing was used as a guiding framework. A survey will be used to elicit children's thoughts and feelings about their experiences with nurses while hospitalized at a major children's hospital in a large city in the Midwest. The survey questions were written based upon the literature and revised following the review of experts. The survey will be read to younger children; older children will respond to a written self-report version of the survey. No names or code numbers will be used on the survey. The older participants will place their sealed, anonymous responses in a locked "survey box" placed on the unit. The qualitative data will be analyzed using the constant comparative method. Similarities and differences among and between demographic groups (age, gender, chronicity, length of stay, medical interventions, and available support) will be generated. The results of this study will provide nurses with new information about children's perceptions of the hospital experience. This insight will facilitate nurse interventions that make children's hospital experiences less frightening and more child-centered. AN: MN030103
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChildren's Perceptions of Nurse Behaviors: A Qualitative Studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159401-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Children's Perceptions of Nurse Behaviors: A Qualitative Study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schmidt, Cynthia</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">SON, 7 Goldenrod Lane, Edwardsville, IL, 62025, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Aimee Moore</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Pediatric nurses are taught to interact with hospitalized children based upon the work of major developmental theorists and studies of children's responses to illness and interventions. There is limited research, however, on children's perceptions of hospitalization based upon the words of children. This type of qualitative data would generate understanding of the child's perspectives and would provide the insight to facilitate effective and therapeutic interactions. One major component of a child's experience in the hospital is his/her interaction with nurses. Knowledge of children's opinions of nurse behaviors will help nurses provide more child-friendly care. The aim of this qualitative study is to describe children's perceptions of nurses and identify the nurse behaviors that best helped these children cope with hospitalization. Peplau's theory of Psychodynamic Nursing was used as a guiding framework. A survey will be used to elicit children's thoughts and feelings about their experiences with nurses while hospitalized at a major children's hospital in a large city in the Midwest. The survey questions were written based upon the literature and revised following the review of experts. The survey will be read to younger children; older children will respond to a written self-report version of the survey. No names or code numbers will be used on the survey. The older participants will place their sealed, anonymous responses in a locked &quot;survey box&quot; placed on the unit. The qualitative data will be analyzed using the constant comparative method. Similarities and differences among and between demographic groups (age, gender, chronicity, length of stay, medical interventions, and available support) will be generated. The results of this study will provide nurses with new information about children's perceptions of the hospital experience. This insight will facilitate nurse interventions that make children's hospital experiences less frightening and more child-centered. AN: MN030103 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:58:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:58:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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