Journal article

Psychosocial Care Models for Families of Critically Ill Children in Pediatric Emergency Department Settings: A Scoping Review

Alys-Marie Manguy, Lynette Joubert, Ed Oakley, Rob Gordon

Journal of Pediatric Nursing | Elsevier | Published : 2018

Abstract

PROBLEM: Critical illness in children is a significant and stressful life event for families. Within pediatric emergency department (ED) settings it is acknowledged that these crises are challenging for both the families of these children, and for the clinical staff treating the child. Literature recommends routine care should include an offer to the family to be present with their critically ill child, however there is a lack of clarity regarding specific family care models or evidence-based interventions to guide clinical practice. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Peer reviewed articles written in English, published between 2006 and 2016, proposing or testing psychosocial care models in pediatric (..

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