An examination of the needs of parents of hospitalized children: comparing parents' and staff's perceptions.

@article{Shields2003AnEO,
  title={An examination of the needs of parents of hospitalized children: comparing parents' and staff's perceptions.},
  author={Linda Shields and Inger Kristensson-Hallstr{\"o}m and Michael J. A. O'Callaghan},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of caring sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={176-84}
}
The needs of parents of hospitalized children have received some attention in the health literature, but few studies have compared parents' perceptions of needs with staff's ideas about parents' needs. The aim of this study was to examine differences between the perceptions of the needs of parents of hospitalized children held by staff - nurses, doctors and allied health staff, and parents in a 150-bed paediatric hospital in Sweden. The convenience sample comprised 132 staff - nurses, doctors… CONTINUE READING

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