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Roles of nurses and parents caring for hospitalised children.

Bedells, E. and Bevan, A., 2016. Roles of nurses and parents caring for hospitalised children. Nursing Children and Young People, 28 (2), 24 - 28.

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DOI: 10.7748/ncyp.28.2.24.s22


This article reviews the literature on nurses' and parents' self-perceived roles when caring for hospitalised children, focusing on research conducted since the Department of Health published the National Service Framework for Children: Standard for Hospital Services in 2003. Three main themes emerge from the review: nurses' perceptions, parents' perceptions, and negotiation. Clarification of what nurses and parents consider to be their respective roles when caring for hospitalised children is a prerequisite for negotiation of those roles. The family's background, life experiences and circumstances influence the effectiveness of negotiation between nurses and parents. The article explores potential barriers to negotiation, including poor communication and failure to provide information. Limitations of the research and the implications for practice are considered.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:child health; communication; family-centred care; negotiation; nurse-parent relationship; parental care
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:24437
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:25 Jul 2016 15:55
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:57


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