Changing attitudes towards families of hospitalized children from 1935 to 1975: a case study.

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Source
J Adv Nurs. 1992 Dec;17(12):1422-9
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-1992
Author
J. Young
Author Affiliation
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Source
J Adv Nurs. 1992 Dec;17(12):1422-9
Date
Dec-1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Attitude of Health Personnel
Child
Child, Hospitalized
Child, Preschool
History, 20th Century
Hospitals, Pediatric - history - organization & administration
Humans
Nursing Staff, Hospital - education - history - psychology
Ontario
Organizational Policy
Pediatric Nursing - history
Professional-Family Relations
Visitors to Patients
Abstract
The introduction of 'open' visiting and family involvement in the care of hospitalized children created a revolution in the care of children in hospitals. This historical study utilized the situation at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto (HSC), as a case study illustrating change. Although psychological research provided a strong rationale for including families in the care of hospitalized children, change occurred slowly. In this regard, HSC was typical of many children's hospitals. However, there seemed to be a significant failure to learn from innovations elsewhere. Paediatric nurses, in particular, were slow to encourage family visiting and participation in care.
PubMed ID
1474240 View in PubMed
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