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JoAnne M. Youngblut

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Chapter 6: Integrative Review of Assessment Models for Examining Children's and Families' Responses to Acute Illness

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Integrative Review of Assessment Models for Examining Children's and Families' Responses to Acute Illness
Integrative review of assessment models for examining children's and families' responses to acute illness
JoAnne M.Youngblut

Acutely ill children have been the focus of a considerable amount of nursing research since the 1950s. Those earlier studies were generally designed to assess parents' and children's psychologic responses to the stress of acute illness and hospitalization. An increase in the number of pediatric nurses equipped with research skills and an interest in developing knowledge that could guide and inform nursing practice resulted in a broadening of the scope of the research to include assessment of children's physiologic responses to a stressor, acute illness and hospitalization. This chapter examines the research methods used to assess children's ...

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