Evaluation and comparison of parental needs, stressors, and coping strategies in a pediatric intensive care unit

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 05/16/2012

Acute parental experiences can be documented using the COMPASS questionnaire. This study highlights the principal needs, stressors, and coping strategies of parents of children in the pediatric intensive care unit. The experiences of mothers and fathers are similar, but the authors identify some differences in stressors between the sexes.

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