Navigation Links
With Very Sick Infants, Doctors and Parents Often Miscommunicate
Date:8/16/2012

THURSDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Misunderstanding is common between doctors and mothers of seriously ill newborns, according to a new study.

This breakdown in communication could not only increase parents' stress, researchers said, but could also interfere with treatment decisions.

Doctors and parents alike often are unaware of the problem, said researchers at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.

"Poor understanding of a baby's prognosis can lead to maternal frustration and dissatisfaction with the treatment plan, which ultimately undermines the goal of teamwork between families and clinicians," lead investigator Dr. Stephanie de Wit, a former neonatology fellow at Johns Hopkins, said in a center news release.

In conducting the study, the researchers questioned more than 100 mothers with newborns in the neonatal intensive-care unit and their children's clinicians about the baby's condition and prognosis.

The study revealed that 89 percent of clinicians, including doctors, neonatal nurse practitioners, nurses and respiratory therapists, described their discussions with the babies' mothers as productive. Although 92 percent of the mothers felt the same way, the researchers determined that discussions were not effective.

Nearly all of the mothers could name at least one of their child's conditions, but half of them did not agree with their child's doctor about the severity of their baby's illness, the study showed. Of these mothers, 63 percent thought their child was not as sick as their doctor thought. In some cases, the mothers of infants with a life-threatening condition thought their baby was "not sick," "somewhat sick" or "pretty healthy."

"When it comes to discussing a critically ill newborn's condition, parents and doctors often seem to be speaking the same, yet different, languages," said de Wit, who is now an attending neonatologist at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Cent
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds doctors have exaggerated fears when starting patients on insulin
2. Doctors Detail High Costs of Fighting Malpractice Claims
3. Callahan honored for improving older adults health in their doctors offices
4. Doctors Urge Routine Skin Screenings
5. Doctors Restore Some Hand Function to Quadriplegic Patient
6. Men Can Still Ask for PSA Test, and Some Should, Doctors Say
7. Female Doctors Earn Less Than Male Counterparts: Study
8. Male doctors make $12K more per year than female doctors
9. Is it constitutional for states to regulate pharmaceutical gifts and meals to doctors?
10. Doctors cite concern for patients, colleagues top motives for working sick
11. Hospitals communication during residency matching may put stress on OB-GYN doctors-in-training
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
With Very Sick Infants, Doctors and Parents Often Miscommunicate
(Date:5/27/2015)... (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 Continuing its ... of healthier patients in the community, SmartPractice® ... (formerly John C. Lincoln). SmartPractice Vice President of Human ... Shaw presented a $25,000 check to Paulla Miller, Sherry ... Breast Health & Research Center on April 30. The ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 Allred Dental located ... help patients - who need extensive dental treatment - understand ... treatment options customized for their problems. , Dr. Jeff Allred ... visual presentation of the assessment of the patient’s oral health ... which can treat their oral health problems. , “The dental ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Black Book Rankings, well ... in the multiple services and software industries, conducted ... highest ranked Electronic Health and Medical Record software ... research focus on implemented EHR users, Black Book ... with the highest scores in client experience among ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... The MedSpa at Hendrick is excited ... treatments in Abilene, Texas: Xeomin®, Belotero Balance® and Radiesse®. ... glabellar lines, better known as the lines between the ... to treat smoker’s lines around the mouth and marionette ... improves the appearance of smile lines or lines around ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015 Coco Libre announced today that artists ... reach for Organic Coconut Water to quench their thirst during ... at VIP areas, artist greenrooms, corporate skyboxes and concessions areas ... hotels and on festival shuttle buses. , “We’re excited ... Noa Elan, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Latitude 38 Entertainment, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:SmartPractice Donates $25,000 to HonorHealth Breast Health and Research Center 2Health News:San Marcos Dentistry Office Offering a New Service Dental Case Planning 2Health News:Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record firms sweep top physician satisfaction rankings for Small and Solo Practices, reveals 2015 Black Book survey 2Health News:Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record firms sweep top physician satisfaction rankings for Small and Solo Practices, reveals 2015 Black Book survey 3Health News:Cloud-Based Electronic Health Record firms sweep top physician satisfaction rankings for Small and Solo Practices, reveals 2015 Black Book survey 4Health News:The MedSpa at Hendrick Introduces Xeomin®, Belotero Balance® and Radiesse® Injectables 2Health News:Coco Libre Puts Organic Coconut Water on the Line-up at BottleRock Napa 2
... By Madonna Behen HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, ... take erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra are more likely ... than 1.4 million men finds. Researchers at Massachusetts General ... lies not with the drugs but rather the high risk ...
... 30 years of standardized test data from the very ... boys and girls have narrowed considerably, but boys still ... high levels of math ability and scientific reasoning. ... extremely high levels of verbal reasoning and writing ability. ...
... ... , ... 2010 -- “Today’s announcement of a new entity at the United Nations for women and ... Harnessing the United Nations’ collective power and authority to advance the rights and needs ...
... , ... Mist Ecology,s AC Spritzer Product and its Parent Company,s Entrepreneurial Engineers , ... (PRWEB) July 6, 2010 -- An engineer goes ... off. Some water splashes on his home,s air conditioning unit, and an idea for a ...
... Get fit with ... July 6-July 19 , ... July 6, 2010 – Onlineshoes.com and New Balance make it easy to get fit ... pedometer from July 6-July 19. (Read on to find out more about New Balance truebalance shoes ...
... ... Air Ambulance is pleased to announce the 2010 Angel MedFlight Scholarship of ... the recipient will receive $3,000 toward his or her tuition for an ... Angel MedFlight Scholarship for Excellence in Aviation only have two more weeks ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drugs Like Viagra Linked to Higher Rates of STDs 2Health News:Drugs Like Viagra Linked to Higher Rates of STDs 3Health News:Gender gap persists at highest levels of math and science testing 2Health News:Gender gap persists at highest levels of math and science testing 3Health News:New UN Entity Strengthens Global Efforts for Women & Girls 2Health News:A/C Mist Device Cools Down Air Conditioners, Utility Bills 2Health News:A/C Mist Device Cools Down Air Conditioners, Utility Bills 3Health News:A/C Mist Device Cools Down Air Conditioners, Utility Bills 4Health News:Onlineshoes.com and New Balance Pair Up for Toning Shoes Giveaway 2Health News:Onlineshoes.com and New Balance Pair Up for Toning Shoes Giveaway 3Health News:Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance offers,$3,000 scholarship for a student pursuing a career in aviation at an Arizona school, 2Health News:Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance offers,$3,000 scholarship for a student pursuing a career in aviation at an Arizona school, 3
(Date:5/27/2015)... 2015  LumiThera Inc., a developmental stage medical ... for ocular disorders and disease, announced today that ... Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) commercialization grant. ... LSDF matching grants worth $500,000 to provide for ... dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). ...
(Date:5/27/2015)...  With all the daily obstacles facing physicians these ... keep patients healthy should be easy. Unfortunately, it isn,t ... Care Act continues to affect the way physicians are ... more important than ever that medical practices have open ... with for patient care. Each year, cloud-based ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... , May 26, 2015 Research and Markets( ... Pacific Portable X Ray Devices Market - Growth, Trends And ... The Asia Pacific market ... healthy CAGR from 2014 to 2020 X-Ray is ... the abnormalities in the body, especially bones. The need of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:LumiThera Receives LSDF Commercialization Grant Award 2Physicians Seek Payer Inclusion, Not Impediment 2Physicians Seek Payer Inclusion, Not Impediment 3Asia Pacific Portable X Ray Devices Market 2015 - Trends And Forecasts to 2019 2
... Inc. (Nasdaq: LPTH ) (the "Company", "LightPath", ... patented optical components and high-level assemblies, announced today its ... ended June 30, 2010. Actual results were in line ... 2010. Full details are available in the Company,s Annual ...
... September 16, 2010 ... ... var ... longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = data.results[r]; ...
Cached Medicine Technology:LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 2LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 3LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 4LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 5LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 6LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 7LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 8LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 9LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 10LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 11LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 12LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 13LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 14LightPath Technologies Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2010 Financial Results 15Ekahau RTLS Enables Improvements in Staff Safety in Austrian Psychiatric Hospital 2Ekahau RTLS Enables Improvements in Staff Safety in Austrian Psychiatric Hospital 3Ekahau RTLS Enables Improvements in Staff Safety in Austrian Psychiatric Hospital 4Ekahau RTLS Enables Improvements in Staff Safety in Austrian Psychiatric Hospital 5Ekahau RTLS Enables Improvements in Staff Safety in Austrian Psychiatric Hospital 6Ekahau RTLS Enables Improvements in Staff Safety in Austrian Psychiatric Hospital 7Ekahau RTLS Enables Improvements in Staff Safety in Austrian Psychiatric Hospital 8
... necessary in cruciate ligament reconstruction procedures frequently ... surface. This condition, if not rectified with ... replacement. The GORE SMOOTHER Crucial Tool is ... The tool functions as both a trial ...
... a powerful, multi-modality system capable of performing EP ... EEG, and train of four testing tests simultaneously. ... priority. The base weighs only 4.25 lbs. A ... A desktop PC-based system with a custom cart ...
... 2000 Simultaneous,16 channel, multimodality EEG, EP and ... for fast response time. Simultaneously view vital ... to correlate neurological responses with systemic changes. ... same time without loss of data. Compact ...
... DiaTrends - innovative diabetes management software ... endocrinologists. This quality improvement tool ... diabetes outcomes. DiaTrends bridges medicine ... robust, user-friendly diabetes management information technology ...
Medicine Products: