Priority 6 from the Paediatric Hospital Care PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What mental health supports can be provided to parents, families and children and youth while hospitalized on the general paediatric inpatient unit? (JLA PSP Priority 6)
Overall ranking 6
JLA question ID 0114/06
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 can be done to support their mental health

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Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Can we improve comfort for baby/ anxiety for parents In bronchiolitis ,~ How hospitalization impacts anxiety levels in children - short and long term ~ How can we meet mental health needs of children and youth admitted to hospital? ~ what mental health supports can we put in place for kids before they need it? ~ Overall support of parent and mental health of child. It can be very isolating, especially if infection procedures in place ~ What help can we provide for parent for their mental health during this stressful time? ~ I wonder how we can reduce the stress of parents when a child is admitted with a complex formula (mix of powdered formula, modular +) +/- treated with medication (example of Kayexalate to remove potassium)
Submitted by 2 x physician, 1 x nurse practitioner, 2 x friend/family member, 1 x dietician, 1 x parent, 1 x physical therapist, 1 x kinesiologist, 1 x youth  
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