A Qualitative Study Exploring the Needs of Turkish Mothers in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit


Beytut D., ÖZALP GERÇEKER G., KARAYAĞIZ MUSLU G.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.5, no.4, pp.187-193, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.37232
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.187-193
  • Keywords: PICU, qualitative, Turkish mother, nursing, CHILDS ADMISSION, PARENTS, EXPERIENCES, PERSPECTIVE, FAMILIES, ANXIETY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: Mothers have different needs, depending on their cultural and religious backgrounds, and these need to be known and acknowledged by the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) professional staff. To date, limited studies have been conducted in Turkey, a majority Muslim country, which analyzes the needs of mothers whose children are in PICU. The purpose of this study was to explore parents' needs in a child hospital's PICU in Turkey.