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J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2009 Oct;14(4):245-55. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6155.2009.00205.x.

Discharge readiness: an integrative review focusing on discharge following pediatric hospitalization.

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Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA. slerret@chw.org

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This review aims to identify factors associated with parental discharge readiness following pediatric hospitalization, with focus applicability to solid organ transplant patients.

DESIGN AND METHODS:

Thirty-eight publications, including research and clinical practice papers, were identified using Cooper's methodology for conducting integrative research reviews (1982).

RESULTS:

Four concepts emerged influencing discharge readiness: support, identification of unique and individual needs, education, and communication and coordination. Synthesis of themes resulted in two overarching concepts: meaningful interactions and confidence building.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Nurses have a singular opportunity to enhance meaningful interactions and confidence building, ultimately promoting a successful transition home.

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