Nursing care for the families of the dying child/infant in paediatric and neonatal ICU: nurses' emotional talk and sources of discomfort. A mixed methods study.

@article{Bloomer2015NursingCF,
  title={Nursing care for the families of the dying child/infant in paediatric and neonatal ICU: nurses' emotional talk and sources of discomfort. A mixed methods study.},
  author={Melissa J Bloomer and Margaret O'Connor and Beverley Copnell and Ruth Endacott},
  journal={Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={87-92}
}
BACKGROUND The majority of in-hospital deaths of children occur in paediatric and neonatal intensive care units. For nurses working in these settings, this can be a source of significant anxiety, discomfort and sense of failure. OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to explore how NICU/PICU nurses care for families before and after death; to explore the nurses' perspectives on their preparedness/ability to provide family care; and to determine the emotional content of language used by… CONTINUE READING
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