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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160831
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Identifying Needs of Bereaved Parents from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Abstract:
Identifying Needs of Bereaved Parents from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Schim, Stephanie, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Wayne State University
Title:Family, Community, & Mental Health
Contact Address:240 Cohn Building, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:248-582-9822
Co-Authors:S.M. Schim, Family, Community, and Mental Health Nursing, Wayne State University College of Nursing, Detroit, MI; S.H. Briller, Medical Anthropology, Wayne State University College of Arts & Sciences, Detroit, MI; K.L. Meert, Pediatrics, Wayne State Unive
The purpose of this study was to examine parents' needs around the time of their child's death in the PICU. The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a high-tech setting where treatment is focused on the restoration of health to critically-ill children. When a child in the PICU dies, it creates a special context for parental bereavement. Participants included bereaved parents and hospital chaplains. The method was a three-phase qualitative study over a six-year period. Common themes and categories emerged from grounded-theory thematic analysis and the use of data, investigator, and methodological triangulations. Findings were grouped into overarching categories including 1) Who I am, 2) While my child was dying, 3) My child's death context, and 4) My bereavement journey. Within these, categories common themes were identified that express physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs that parents experienced just before, during, and after the death of their child in the PICU context. The authors conclude that better understanding of parental needs can facilitate better family care at the time of a child's death which can then lead to healthier long-term outcomes for surviving family members. The taxonomy of categories and themes from this research is now being used as the foundation for a more extensive quantitative study of bereaved parents' needs. Findings from the program of research will allow nurses and other health professionals to better assess, support, and respond to parents going through such traumatic losses in the PICU.
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.titleIdentifying Needs of Bereaved Parents from the Pediatric Intensive Care Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160831-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Identifying Needs of Bereaved Parents from the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Schim, Stephanie, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wayne State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Family, Community, &amp; Mental Health</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">240 Cohn Building, 5557 Cass Avenue, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">248-582-9822</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">s.schim@wayne.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">S.M. Schim, Family, Community, and Mental Health Nursing, Wayne State University College of Nursing, Detroit, MI; S.H. Briller, Medical Anthropology, Wayne State University College of Arts &amp; Sciences, Detroit, MI; K.L. Meert, Pediatrics, Wayne State Unive</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to examine parents' needs around the time of their child's death in the PICU. The pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is a high-tech setting where treatment is focused on the restoration of health to critically-ill children. When a child in the PICU dies, it creates a special context for parental bereavement. Participants included bereaved parents and hospital chaplains. The method was a three-phase qualitative study over a six-year period. Common themes and categories emerged from grounded-theory thematic analysis and the use of data, investigator, and methodological triangulations. Findings were grouped into overarching categories including 1) Who I am, 2) While my child was dying, 3) My child's death context, and 4) My bereavement journey. Within these, categories common themes were identified that express physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs that parents experienced just before, during, and after the death of their child in the PICU context. The authors conclude that better understanding of parental needs can facilitate better family care at the time of a child's death which can then lead to healthier long-term outcomes for surviving family members. The taxonomy of categories and themes from this research is now being used as the foundation for a more extensive quantitative study of bereaved parents' needs. Findings from the program of research will allow nurses and other health professionals to better assess, support, and respond to parents going through such traumatic losses in the PICU.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:11:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:11:22Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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