Ethical aspects of children’s perceptions of information-giving in care

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Title: Ethical aspects of children’s perceptions of information-giving in care
Authors: Noreña-Peña, Ana | Rojas, Juan Guillermo
Research Group/s: Salud y Cuidados en Grupos Vulnerables (SACU) | Enfermería y Cultura de los Cuidados
Keywords: Nurses' behaviour | Child hospitalisation | Information | Nurse-patient relations | Nursing ethics | Professional ethics
Knowledge Area: Enfermería
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Nursing Ethics. 2014, 21(2): 245-256. doi:10.1177/0969733013484483
Abstract: The aim of this study was to identify key aspects in the exchange of information and to determine how nurses communicate news to hospitalised children. For this study, we applied the critical incident technique with 30 children aged between 8 and 14 years. Data were collected in paediatric units in a hospital in Alicante (Spain) using participant observation and semi-structured interviews. The analysis yielded three main categories: the children’s reaction to the information, nursing staff behaviour as a key aspect in the exchange of information and communication of news as well as children’s experience. This article emphasises the need to promote children’s consent and participation in nursing interventions. An analysis of these aspects will verify whether children’s rights are being respected and taken into account in order to promote children’s well-being and adaptation to hospitalisation.
Sponsor: This study was funded by the Fundación Victor Grifols i Lucas (Spain) (call for research grants 2009–2010).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/37115
ISSN: 0969-7330 (Print) | 1477-0989 (Online)
DOI: 10.1177/0969733013484483
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: Copyright © 2014 The Author(s)
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0969733013484483
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