An office or a bedroom? Challenges for family-centered care in the pediatric intensive care unit.

@article{Macdonald2012AnOO,
  title={An office or a bedroom? Challenges for family-centered care in the pediatric intensive care unit.},
  author={Mary Ellen Macdonald and Stephen Liben and Franco A. Carnevale and Sandra R Cohen},
  journal={Journal of child health care : for professionals working with children in the hospital and community},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={237-49}
}
Although the modern pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) has followed general pediatrics and adopted the family-centered care model, little is known about how families prospectively experience PICU care. The authors' goal was to better understand the experiences of families whose child was hospitalized in a PICU. They conducted a 12-month prospective ethnographic study in a PICU in a tertiary care hospital in a large North American urban center. Data were obtained via participant-observation… CONTINUE READING

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