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

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

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:10/22/2014)... taken by Firestone officials at the company,s rubber ... spread of the disease there and could prove effective ... provides health services to about 80,000 employees, retirees, their ... Between Aug. 1 and Sept. 23, there were 71 ... That incidence rate of 0.09 percent was much lower ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... who was diagnosed with Ebola while working for NBC News ... can leave the special isolation unit at Nebraska Medical Center in ... the hospital said Tuesday. A blood test confirmed by the ... 33, can head home to Providence, R.I., NBC News ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... fired-up former Gov. Charlie Crist made a brief fundraising ...  in Orlando on Thursday. , Fresh from a debate ... refused to take the stage for the first seven ... podium, the former governor described the incident in one ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ... be sponsoring a booth at the American Foundation for ... October 25th. The AFSP is a not-for-profit organization that ... year. Net proceeds from these events are used to ... research, but education and personal relationships as well. ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... 2014 Women’s health specialist, Dr. Amber ... Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A Division of MaternOhio Clinical ... more than 100,000 patients annually. Dr. Murphy will provide ... stages of a women’s life. She is accepting new ... Westerville and Dublin. , Dr. Murphy offers a wide ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Tire Company Sets Standard for Ebola Care in Liberia: CDC 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 2Health News:At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law 3Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 2Health News:The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness 3Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 2Health News:OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc. 3
... blood pressure is well known, however// a new study reports ... published today in the Open Access journal Environmental Health for ... of salt particles can have just the same effect on ... an occupational health hazard for workers in salt factory. It ...
... Authority (NPPA) has been working// on bringing down the ... the manufacturers and has finally succeeded. According to NPPA ... bring about a price reduction ranging between 2.14% to ... hearing to explain the reasons for steep price increase ...
... Gengraine Technologies (Avesthagen) of India is collaborating// with ... Developing Countries (IFU) of Germany for Osteoporosis research. ... euro. Avesthagen said “"The alliance will cover diagnosis, ... disorders.” The research studies related to menopause linked ...
... patients with diastolic heart failure increases// the survival rate ... ,William C. Little and his research team from ... heart failure (DHF) treated with statins has better survival ... failure patients published in the Journal Circulation: Journal of ...
... For the elderly population, adjusting to the raising temperatures// in ... heat that may affect the elderly people are heat exhaustion ... Health Letter from the Harvard Medical School had given some ... a little easier during the summers. ,In addition to ...
... article reviewing the research carried out so far into the ... revealed that a new phase III trial is scheduled to ... CoQ10 has escalated, causing soaring prices and reports of fake ... to have been triggered by the publication of Shults’ earlier ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hypertension can be caused by Inhalation of Salt 2Health News:Hypertension can be caused by Inhalation of Salt 3Health News:Statins Gives New Hope for Increased Survival Rate of Heart Failure Patients 2Health News:Elderly People Needs To Tackle The Heat Effectively 2Health News:New Study to look at the Beneficial Effects of Coenzyme Q10 on Parkinson’s disease 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Antigen Discovery Inc. (ADi), a privately ... announced the receipt of a National Institutes of Health ... National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The ... Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip, which will contain every protein ... aid in the development of safe and effective vaccines ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... SAN FRANCISCO , Oct. 22, 2014 ... fitness and health trackers for themselves and their kids, ... Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for ... Mom® Insights Series. BabyCenter, the number 1 pregnancy and ... which found that 55 percent of moms surveyed say ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 A new report by ... type, Form, End user, Application and Geography) - Size, ... Report, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", considers ... on key trends tracked, it is anticipated that the ... by 2020, registering a CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 2BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 3BabyCenter Finds Mom Ready to Live the "Measured Life" in its U.S. Mobile Mom 2014 Report: Health & Fitness Go Mobile for Moms 4Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 2Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 3Global Disposable Gloves Market Expected to Grow to $7.9 Billion by 2020 - Allied Market Research 4
... 2012 Lilly Diabetes today announced a donation of ... The contribution will support the Foundation,s mission to empower ... lives to the fullest. The Foundation will use the ... 1 diabetes as well as conference scholarships for families ...
... April 3, 2012 Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: ... District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled ... 7,410,978 (the ,978 Patent), 7,759,359 (the ,359 Patent), 7,781,448 ... (the ,635 Patent) for Sanctura XR® (trospium chloride extended-release ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Lilly Diabetes supports Diabetes Scholars Foundation with $100,000 donation in 2012 2Lilly Diabetes supports Diabetes Scholars Foundation with $100,000 donation in 2012 3Watson Confirms Favorable District Court Ruling in Generic Sanctura XR® Patent Suit 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: