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Parents’ experience in taking care of critically ill children while hospitalization

Wan Mohd Annuar, W Solihatul Hafidzah and Ludin, Salizar and Amran, Nurfatin Amirah (2021) Parents’ experience in taking care of critically ill children while hospitalization. Emfermeria Clinica, 31 (Supplement 2). S67-S71. ISSN 1130-8621 E-ISSN 1579-2013

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The objective of the study is to explore the experiences of parents taking care of their critically ill child at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) or the Paediatric Intensive care unit (PICU) in the Malaysian hospital. A total of ten parents were interviewed and selected for purposive sampling. The data were analyzed using a thematic analysis based on the Colaizzi’sapproach. The study identified four emerging themes from data that included participation in care, participation in decision-making, challenges, and coping mechanisms throughout the child's hospitalization. Parents have emphasized the importance of their participation in the care and decision-making of their children. They also have their own coping mechanisms that would make their journey less traumatic. Nurses need to enhance their communication skills and improve nurse-parent relationships.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4633/89330
Uncontrolled Keywords: Challenges; Coping mechanism; Experiences of parents; Needs of parents; Neonatal intensive care; Paediatric intensive care
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RT Nursing > RT82 Nursing As A Profession
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Nursing
Kulliyyah of Nursing > Department of Critical Care Nursing
Depositing User: DR Salizar Mohamed Ludin
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2021 15:09
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 11:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89330

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