Navigation Links
Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care
Date:7/29/2011

FRIDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Excluding children from discussions about their hospital care can make them feel scared and angry, a new study finds.

Parents and medical professionals need to make an effort to consult young patients and include them in decisions, said the researchers from Dublin, Ireland.

The study authors interviewed 55 children and teens, aged 7 to 18, at three hospitals and found that the kids wanted to be included in discussions about their care and to have their views and concerns taken seriously. While some felt included in discussions, most reported difficulties.

Many of the young patients relied on their parents to act as advocates and to explain what was happening, the researchers said.

The investigators also found that the way health professionals communicated and behaved was a major barrier to children being included in discussions about their care. Most of the children said health professionals tended to "do things" to them with very brief or no explanations. Because of rushed consultations, many young patients said they couldn't ask questions or offer information.

In addition, health professionals often directed information at the parents and used language that young patients found hard to understand.

The study is published in the August issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

"Health care organizations need to develop cultures where participation is firmly embedded, not just a desirable add-on. Communicating with children, and including them in decisions about their care, conveys respect, enhances and develops their decision-making capabilities and contributes to psychosocial well-being," study co-author Imelda Coyne, from the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin, said in a journal news release.

More information

The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario outlines how to prepare your child for a hospital experience.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Nursing, news release, July 25, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study shows missed opportunities for HIV diagnosis in emergency departments
2. Low blood pressure during dialysis increases risk of clots, according to Stanford-led study
3. Study of golf swings pinpoints biomechanical differences between pros and amateurs
4. ADA president Raymond Gist, D.D.S., comments on Harvard study examining fluoride levels in bone
5. Painful Gout Afflicting More Americans: Study
6. Study shows bone fluoride levels not associated with osteosarcoma
7. NIH awards WSU researcher $1.7 million to study non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
8. Speed Cameras Save Lives, Money: Study
9. Building Muscle May Reduce Diabetes Risk, Study Says
10. Cell Phones Dont Seem to Pose Cancer Risk to Kids: Study
11. Hepatitis Rates Soar Among IV Drug Users, Study Finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Finds Kids Want More Info About Their Hospital Care
(Date:5/2/2016)... ... May 02, 2016 , ... Advanced Spine ... fluid/“stem cells” and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. “These are becoming the ‘go-to’ ... Baranski, D.C., of Advanced Spine & Sport Medical. “We are very excited to ...
(Date:5/1/2016)... ... May 01, 2016 , ... Women's Excellence in Wellness, powered ... taught by Patti Dolan, a Young Living Gold Member. , The class will be ... followed by a small intro to the Oils that can benefit participant's yoga practice, ...
(Date:5/1/2016)... ... 2016 , ... ProBrand Reveal Volume 2 is a set of versatile and smooth logo reveals ... animations, users can easily create a unique logo reveal in just a matter of minutes. ... Use these title presets to add a uniquely animated logo to any photos or videos. ...
(Date:5/1/2016)... ... May 01, 2016 , ... Good Circle Insurance Agency ... of chiropractic help. The agency offers a verity of health, life and injury policies ... to Chris Nelson at the firm, “Many insurance plans don’t cover chiropractic care, so ...
(Date:4/30/2016)... ... April 30, 2016 , ... Create an abstract shape animation ... and manipulate three-dimensional shapes with ease all within Apple Motion . Users ... polygon texture animation, opacity texture animation, overall shape texture displacement, twist, camera controls, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/28/2016)... 28, 2016   Acsis , a leading provider ... IT market research and advisory firm IDC has named ... MarketScape: Worldwide Pharmaceutical Track and Trace Software 2016 Vendor ... an assessment of the capabilities and business strategies of ... market. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160427/360791LOGO ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX ) announced today ... quarter ended March 26, 2016.  GAAP diluted earnings ... non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.47 increased 14.6%.  Revenue ... basis, and 6.3% on a constant currency basis.  ... highlighted by 14.6% growth in non-GAAP EPS," said ...
(Date:4/27/2016)... , April 27, 2016 ... accelerator (MR-linac) platform will be the focal point of ... of the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology, taking ... MR-linac integrates a state-of-the-art radiotherapy system and a high-field ... to clearly see the patient,s anatomy in real time. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: