Caring for parents of hospitalized children: a hidden area of nursing work.

@article{Callery1997CaringFP,
  title={Caring for parents of hospitalized children: a hidden area of nursing work.},
  author={P Callery},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={1997},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={992-8}
}
  • P Callery
  • Published 1997 in Journal of advanced nursing
Children are the recognized patients when admitted to hospital but their parents can also present demands for care by nurses. Involvement in care can be stressful for parents, particularly when children are required to undergo unpleasant procedures. Parents turn to their families for support in the first instance but some also look for care from nurses. Consequently parents can present a need for care of themselves to nurses whose primary patients are children. In this paper the experiences of… CONTINUE READING