• The spiritual needs of parents at the time of their child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit and during bereavement: A qualitative study*

    3 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objective: Death is common in pediatric intensive care units. A child's death can shatter parents' personal identities, disrupt their relationships, and challenge their worldviews. Spirituality is a human characteristic that engenders transcendence; seeks meaning, purpose, and connection to others; and helps to construct a coherent worldview. Greater attention to spiritual needs may help parents cope with their loss. Our objective is to gain a deeper understanding of parents' spiritual needs during their child's death and bereavement.
    Design: Prospective, qualitative study.
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