|Title:||Caring Difficulties and Coping Strategies for Pediatric Organ Transplant Recipients and Their Families during Dark Recovery Experiences in the Hospital: Perspective of Health Professionals in Taiwan||Authors:||Yang F.-C.
Jong Shih F.
Jin Shih F.
|Issue Date:||2016||Publisher:||Elsevier USA||Journal Volume:||48||Journal Issue:||3||Start page/Pages:||965-968||Source:||Transplantation Proceedings||Abstract:||
Background This study explored caring difficulties and the reliable coping strategies for pediatric organ transplant recipients (POTR) and their families during their dark recovery experiences (DRE) in the hospital from the perspectives of Taiwan organ transplant health professionals (OTHP) in Taiwan. Methods A qualitative design was used with a purposive sample of OT surgeons (OTS) and nurses. Data were collected by face-to-face in-depth interviews and analyzed by content analysis. Results Fifty-five subjects (39 females, 16 males) participated in this project. They included 15 OTS and 40 nurses. The nurses included registered nurses (n = 27), nurse practitioners (n = 5), and assistant or head nurses (n = 8). Their ages ranged from 25 to 66 (M = 38.4) years old. Thirty-eight (69%) had a college education and 17 (31%) had a graduate education. Their OT careers ranged from between 3 to 40 (M = 23.8) years for OTS, and 0.5 to 15 (M = 4.10) years for the OT nursing group. Six types of coping strategies for caring difficulties were reported: (a) implementing humanistic care training programs, (b) developing clinical paths for complex multiple OT cases, (c) holding case conferences for successful and failed cases, (d) developing OT expert training programs for interdisciplinary team members, (e) integrating acute and long-term care teams for difficult OT cases and families, and (f) inviting assistance from social workers. Conclusions This research identifies important care difficulties and provides coping strategies that help to empower OTHP to care for POTR and their families during DRE, including increasing the manpower of experienced OT staff, conducting systematic in-service training, building teamwork between OTHP, and establishing a good pediatric OTHP team with consensus and good communication channels so as to effectively deal with the difficulties faced when caring for the POTR, and further to effectively enhance the overall quality of clinical care of POTR. ? 2016 Elsevier Inc.
|ISSN:||0041-1345||DOI:||10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.11.019||metadata.dc.subject.other:||adult; aged; communication skill; comprehension; coping behavior; female; graft recipient; health care manpower; health practitioner; helplessness; human; long term care; male; medical education; mental load; nurse; nurse training; patient care; personal experience; priority journal; professional competence; professional standard; Review; social worker; surgeon; Taiwan; workload; child; clinical trial; family; health care personnel; health personnel attitude; hospital; middle aged; multicenter study; psychology; Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Aged; Attitude of Health Personnel; Child; Family; Female; Health Personnel; Hospitals; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Taiwan; Transplant Recipients
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