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dc.contributor.authorKain, V
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-13T06:20:23Z
dc.date.available2018-12-13T06:20:23Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1441-6638
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/173166
dc.description.abstractPalliative care for the neonatal population has become more topical in recent years given the escalation of technological and medical advances and higher neonatal survival rates. Some newborns, however, will still die in the neonatal intensive care unit, often as a result of extreme prematurity and other complex medical problems. This paper explores previously identified barriers to palliative care practice in neonatal nursing. These barriers were inadequate staffing, unconducive physical environment, technological imperatives and parental expectations. Using an interpretive research framework, focus groups were conducted at three tertiary neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in Australia to elicit individual views to aid in clarifying the barriers to neonatal palliative care. A purposive sampling method accessed 24 registered nurses with neonatal intensive care experience. The three barriers identified by the survey data were discussed at each of these focus groups. The three themes discussed at the focus groups emerged as central to the successful adoption of a palliative model of care in the NICU. The recommendations identified in this research can be translated into policy, curriculum development and training in the clinical environment.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge Media
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.accypn.org.au/accypn-journal-neonatal-paediatric-and-child-health-nursing/
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom9
dc.relation.ispartofpageto14
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNeonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing
dc.relation.ispartofvolume14
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111099
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.titleExploring the barriers to palliative care practice in neonatal nursing: A focus group study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorKain, Victoria J.


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