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Conflicts of Conscience in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: Perspectives of Neonatal Nurses in AlbertaDownload
The aim of this study was to explore the individual experiences of conflict of conscience for neonatal nurses in Alberta. Interpretive description, a qualitative method, was selected for its value to help situate the findings in a meaningful clinical context. The findings of five interviews with...
There are different opinions on who the appropriate decision makers are for extremely premature infants. Some argue the responsibility should fall to the parents, and others argue the neonatal experts should be responsible for decision making. This study explored parental perceptions of their...
Instruments for Scoring Pain, Non-Pain Related Distress, Analgesia, and Sedation in Pediatric Mechanically Ventilated Patients and their Efficacy and Effectiveness in Practice: A Systematic ReviewDownload
Objective pain and sedation assessment scales to standardize measures of distress in mechanically ventilated pediatric patients are increasingly available, but few have been evaluated for efficacy and effectiveness in this population. The purpose of paper one was to identify and evaluate...
Very preterm infants in Alberta: comparison of health technology service use, health outcomes and costs across five health zonesDownload
Very Preterm Infants (VPI) (<1500g or below 32 weeks gestational age) account for only 5% of all births, but roughly half of all infant and perinatal mortality. Their high level of acuity requires extensive healthcare services during the first year of life, which result in long lengths of stay...