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The child's experience of single room isolation: a literature review

The child's experience of single room isolation: a literature review
The child's experience of single room isolation: a literature review
Studies have shown that people who require single room isolation while in hospital often feel lonely, sad, worried, bored and in need of information. A literature review identified only 16 papers reporting on the child’s experience of isolation. Findings indicate that children feel lonely, are scared of the personal protective equipment and feel bored. Patients’ parents feel guilty, worried and under increased pressure to visit their children. It is also suggested that isolation may affect child development.
Acute care, child development, child isolation nursing, children’s perspective, infection prevention
2046-2336
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Austin, Donna
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Prieto, Jacqueline
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Rushforth, Helen
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Austin, Donna
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Prieto, Jacqueline
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Rushforth, Helen
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Austin, Donna, Prieto, Jacqueline and Rushforth, Helen (2013) The child's experience of single room isolation: a literature review. Nursing Children and Young People, 25 (3), 18.

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Studies have shown that people who require single room isolation while in hospital often feel lonely, sad, worried, bored and in need of information. A literature review identified only 16 papers reporting on the child’s experience of isolation. Findings indicate that children feel lonely, are scared of the personal protective equipment and feel bored. Patients’ parents feel guilty, worried and under increased pressure to visit their children. It is also suggested that isolation may affect child development.

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Published date: April 2013
Keywords: Acute care, child development, child isolation nursing, children’s perspective, infection prevention

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Local EPrints ID: 415078
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/415078
ISSN: 2046-2336
PURE UUID: d9879e9e-193a-4729-acae-ade2ce9c8d1d
ORCID for Jacqueline Prieto: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5524-6775

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Date deposited: 25 Oct 2017 16:30
Last modified: 14 Mar 2019 01:44

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Author: Donna Austin
Author: Helen Rushforth

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