Parents’ Report of Child’s Response to Sibling’s Death in a Neonatal or Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Learning ObjectivesAt the completion of this program, you will be able to:
- Describe the study’s objective and the demographics of the subjects studied.
- Identify 6 themes that emerged about the surviving children of deceased siblings.
- State the major limitation of this study.
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A child’s death affects all members of the family. Few studies have focused on the contribution
of the environment in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit to surviving children’s reactions
following their siblings’ deaths. In this study, children’s responses in the first 7 months after their
siblings’ deaths in the neonatal or pediatric intensive care unit differed with the child’s age, parents’
race/ethnicity, and the unit where the sibling died.
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