Healthcare users’ experiences of communicating with healthcare professionals about children who have life-limiting conditions: A qualitative systematic review protocol

Ekberg, Stuart, Bradford, Natalie K., Herbert, Anthony, Danby, Susan, & Yates, Patsy (2015) Healthcare users’ experiences of communicating with healthcare professionals about children who have life-limiting conditions: A qualitative systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports, 13(11), pp. 33-42.

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Abstract

REVIEW QUESTION / OBJECTIVE

The objective of this review is to identify and synthesize the best international qualitative evidence on healthcare users’ experiences of communication with healthcare professionals about children who have life-limiting conditions. For the purposes of this review, “healthcare users” will be taken to include children who have life-limiting conditions and their families. The question to be addressed is:

  • What are healthcare users’ experiences of communicating with healthcare professionals about children who have life-limiting conditions?

INCLUSION CRITERIA

  • Types of participants: This review will consider all qualitative studies that focus on users of healthcare services for children who have life-limiting conditions. These users are anticipated to include children who have a life-limiting condition and their family members. In instances where children are not under the legal care of one or both parents, service users may also include other types of legal guardians.

  • Phenomena of interest: This review will consider experiences of communicating with healthcare professionals about children who have life-limiting conditions.

  • Context: This review will consider studies relating to communication with healthcare professionals about children who have a life-limiting condition, irrespective of whether the healthcare service is based in a hospital, hospice, or community setting. There is no restriction on the country in which a study was conducted.

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ID Code: 91181
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Communication, Pediatric palliative care, Pediatric end-of-life care, Qualitative research
DOI: 10.11124/jbisrir-2015-2413
ISSN: 2202-4433
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PAEDIATRICS AND REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (111400) > Paediatrics (111403)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2015 01:37
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2015 02:32

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