Parent Participation in care of Hospitalized Children: Concept Analysis

Mi-Young Choi
2014 Child Health Nursing Research  
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to explore the meaning of parent participation (PP), to clarify the concept of PP as a benefit to children and their families, and to increase understanding of PP in pediatric nursing practice. Methods: Walker and Avant's approach to concept analysis was used. A search of multidisciplinary literature published between 1994 and 2012 was undertaken using the keyword, 'parent participation' combined with hospitalized children. Attributes, antecedents and
more » ... ntecedents and consequences were inductively derived from the citations analyzed (n = 30). Results: PP was identified as having three attributes: Negotiation, Performing caring activity, Providing individualized care. Antecedents of PP were 'Parents & pediatric nurses' attitudes' , 'Children's age' , 'Children's conditions' . Consequences of PP were 'Effective partnership' , 'Mutual empowerment' . Conclusion: Parent participation as defined by the results of this study should contribute a foundation for theory development in pediatric nursing practice.
doi:10.4094/chnr.2014.20.2.105 fatcat:3gzoxnwqprdb3d75qea4fm6bq4