An Office or Bedroom? A Disconnect Between Family Culture and Professional Culture in the PICU

An Office or Bedroom? A Disconnect Between Family Culture and Professional Culture in the PICU

An Office or Bedroom? A Disconnect Between Family Culture and Professional Culture in the PICU

An Office or Bedroom? A Disconnect Between Family Culture and Professional Culture in the PICUs

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Référence bibliographique [11807]

Macdonald, Mary Ellen, Liben, Stephen, Carnevale, Franco A. et Cohen, S. Robin. 2012. «An Office or Bedroom? A Disconnect Between Family Culture and Professional Culture in the PICU ». Journal of Child Health Care, vol. 16, no 3, p. 237-249.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The aim of this study was to contribute to this research domain by examining the experience of families whose children were hospitalized in a PICU [pediatric intensive care unit] using in-depth prospective qualitative methods.» (p. 238)

Questions/Hypothèses :
«How is the modern PICU actually experienced by families of critically ill children?» (p. 238)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
L’échantillon compte dix-huit familles et des employés du PICU comme des infirmières et des médecins.

Instruments :
Guide d’entretien

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


According to the authors, «[w]hile pediatric critical care has evolved into a family-centered care model, this study demonstrates an ongoing divergence between professional and family culture in the PICU. Operationalizing family-centered care is challenged by structural design, ideological commitment, and quotidian practices. Changing cultural practice is no small matter; information alone, while necessary, is not sufficient. The beginning of change, however, can come from questioning the status quo and increasing awareness of parental and staff perceptions. The strong intention of staff in this and other PICUs to help family members in distress demonstrates that they care deeply about families.» (p. 246)