Evaluation of videophone communication for families of hospitalized children.

@article{Nicholas2011EvaluationOV,
  title={Evaluation of videophone communication for families of hospitalized children.},
  author={David B Nicholas and Karlee D Fellner and Donna F Koller and Karen Fontana Chow and Leanne Brister},
  journal={Social work in health care},
  year={2011},
  volume={50 3},
  pages={215-29}
}
This study evaluated videophones as a means of support among families who had limited access to their hospitalized children due to geographic separation. These videophones facilitated video-mediated communication between the hospital and the family home. Qualitative interviews explored the outcomes and processes related to videophone use for a subsample of 14 participants. Content analysis identified six themes: being in hospital far from home is "draining," vicarious growth and the… CONTINUE READING