Holding children for clinical procedures: a collaborative approach
Study recommends using a clinical pause to engage a child during difficult clinical procedures
Bray L, Ford, K, Dickinson A et al (2018) A qualitative study of health professionals’ views on the holding of children for clinical procedures: constructing a balanced approach. Journal of Child Health Care. 22, 3, 1-16.
The study aimed to gain an international perspective of how health professionals report they would act if a child was upset and resisted a non-urgent procedure such as an X-ray or blood test.
An electronic questionnaire contained three vignettes presenting hypothetical, but realistic, scenarios of children resisting non-urgent procedures followed by the question: What would you do in this situation? The questionnaire, distributed through snowball sampling, was used to collect open text responses from health professionals.
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