Caring for children who die unexpectedly: patterns that emerge out of chaos.

@article{Meyer2014CaringFC,
  title={Caring for children who die unexpectedly: patterns that emerge out of chaos.},
  author={Richard L. Meyer},
  journal={Journal of pediatric nursing},
  year={2014},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={
          23-8
        }
}
Despite medical advances in technology, improved socioeconomics, and medical knowledge, an estimated 55,000 children die every year in the United States. A phenomenological study was conducted at a tertiary-quaternary children's hospital to determine the emerging patterns amidst the chaos with nurses caring for children dying unexpectedly. Implications for nursing practice include a progression of caring, a set of patterns that emerge out of the seeming chaos of a coding patient. These patterns… CONTINUE READING
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