Nurses' perceptions of the practice of restricting a child for a clinical procedure

Brenner, Maria, Treacy, Margaret Pearl, Drennan, Jonathan and Fealy, Gerard (2014) Nurses' perceptions of the practice of restricting a child for a clinical procedure. Qualitative Health Research, 24 8: 1080-1089. doi:10.1177/1049732314541332

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Author Brenner, Maria
Treacy, Margaret Pearl
Drennan, Jonathan
Fealy, Gerard
Title Nurses' perceptions of the practice of restricting a child for a clinical procedure
Journal name Qualitative Health Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1049-7323
1552-7557
Publication date 2014-08-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1049732314541332
Volume 24
Issue 8
Start page 1080
End page 1089
Total pages 10
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, CA, United States
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Restricting a child for a clinical procedure has been linked to negative physical and psychological sequelae. The practice of restriction remains an implicit and unquestioned aspect of care for children during a clinical procedure. In this study we aimed to describe the practice of restricting a child’s movement for a clinical procedure by conducting focus groups with children’s nurses. Data were analyzed using a thematic network analysis framework. The findings show that nurses are likely to restrict children based on particular characteristics of the child; for example, the child’s age. The findings indicate that there is no consistent approach to the practice of restricting a child for a clinical procedure, suggesting tension between nurses and other health care professionals, and nurses and parents, about this practice. The findings suggest the need for wider exploration of the practice of restriction at the organizational level and a need for children’s nurses to feel more empowered to act as advocates for those in their care.
Keyword Children
Decision making
Focus groups
Health care, culture of
Nursing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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