Vissuti e strategie di coping di fronte alla morte in oncoematologia pediatrica: studio qualitativo

Translated title of the contribution: Experiences and coping strategies of nurses in the face of death in pediatric hematology: qualitative study

Veronica Sinigaglia, Laura Pomicino, Claudia Candotti, Hajar Ait Oumghar, Maria Bertuol, Sara Buchini

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Abstract

INTRODUCTION:  The death of a pediatric patient causes personal, social and work-related repercussions on nursing staff who have witnessed it. The objective of this qualitative study is to investigate the experiences and the coping strategies of nurses working in pediatric oncoematology before the deaths of assisted children/adolescents. METHOD: It has been placed in the Pediatric Oncoematology Clinic - Padua Hospital. Nurses without considering sex, age, training or years of activity at the clinic were interview using a socio-demographic data collection board and a semi-structured interview. RESULTS:  36 (72%) nurses (between 24 and 57 years) were interviewed. The death of a patient causes emotions and feelings: impotence, anger, identification with parents, sadness and disorientation for the inability to find explanation for the death of the child. Among the coping strategies used prevail the will to vent. CONCLUSION:  Death in pediatric oncology is an event whose repercussions on nursing staff should not be underestimated as they are a source of emotional stress due to lack of adequate support and adequate training.

Translated title of the contributionExperiences and coping strategies of nurses in the face of death in pediatric hematology: qualitative study
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)42-52
Number of pages11
JournalProfessioni infermieristiche
Volume73
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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