Children's needs during hospitalization: an observational study of hospitalized boys.

@article{Runeson2002ChildrensND,
  title={Children's needs during hospitalization: an observational study of hospitalized boys.},
  author={Ingrid V Runeson and Inger Kristensson Hallstr{\"o}m and Gunnel Elander and G{\"o}ran Hermer{\'e}n},
  journal={International journal of nursing practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={158-66}
}
Twenty-one boys (age range 5 months to 16 years) were followed during their stay at hospital. Total observation time was 120 h. Field notes were made immediately after each observation. These were then transcribed into a narrative text, which was analysed by content analysis. Six categories of needs were identified during non-threatening situations at the hospital: the need for activity, the need for new experiences, the need for information, the need for participation, the need for praise and… CONTINUE READING

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