Priority 5 from the Paediatric Hospital Care PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are effective support strategies for parents, families and children and youth hospitalized on the general paediatric inpatient unit? (e.g. support groups, private rooms/sleeping arrangements, breastfeeding support, physical activity, making the ward more adolescent-friendly, screen time) (JLA PSP Priority 5)
Overall ranking 5
JLA question ID 0114/05
Explanatory note It can be a stressful experience for children and their families on the general paediatric inpatien unit, as such it is important to understand what strategies can help these children and families cope better

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Rustler, V., Hagerty, M., Daeggelmann, J., Marjerrison, S., Bloch, W., & Baumann, F. T. (2017). Exercise interventions for patients with pediatric cancer during inpatient acute care: a systematic review of literature. Pediatric blood & cancer, 64(11), e26567.

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Support strategies for parents with a child with a recent acquired disability ~ No where to sleep. ~ interested in more research about day/night cycles and the impact of disturbing these in inpatient settings. ~ Parent education/ comfort in caring for children is a huge area requiring more study ~ the impact of the parent-partner to reduce the length of hospitalization recommendations for discharge and rehospitalization in the following mont ~ How can we make hospitals a more adolescent-friendly place? ~ Teens admitted in hospital going through mental health problems in hospital they don't necessarily want to discuss with parents there. ~ What is their satisfaction
Submitted by 1 x recreation therapist, 3 x parent/caregiver, 1 x nurse, 5 x physician, 3 x social worker, 2 x youth, 1 x graduate student 
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0114
PSP name Paediatric Hospital Care (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 75  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 18th and 19th August 2021