Reestablishing health: factors influencing the child's recovery in pediatric intensive care.

  • Chad Kidder
  • Published 1989 in Journal of pediatric nursing


This article presents a conceptual framework that examines five factors affecting the rate of recovery and return to health for critically ill children in pediatric intensive care. Stress, coping, development, social support, and immunocompetence are analyzed from a biopsychosocial perspective to gain a clearer understanding of how these variables… (More)


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