Compassion and connectedness as motivational drivers in the care of children with medical complexity.

08:00 EDT 23rd August 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Compassion and connectedness as motivational drivers in the care of children with medical complexity."

Employing a cross-sectional qualitative descriptive design, using individual, semi-structured interviews collected from primary care and specialty clinicians who routinely care for children with medical complexity (CMC) in a largely rural area in central Virginia, this study aimed to better understand the current state of care, the motivations, and barriers for expansion of care for CMC in a semi-rural academic hospital center. Five themes emerged describing the current practice of the participants: (1) complexities of care, (2) compassion and empathy for families, (3) limited resources, (4) essential nature of coordination and teamwork, and (5) proximity to care. Each of the five themes that emerged from our interviews present both challenges and rewards. The theme of compassion for families of CMC is seen as a key potential motivational driver for expansion and reorganization of clinical care for CMC.


Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Journal of pediatric rehabilitation medicine
ISSN: 1875-8894


DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [23033 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Compassion cultivation training promotes medical student wellness and enhanced clinical care.

Compassionate health care is associated with positive patient outcomes. Educational interventions for medical students that develop compassion may also increase wellness, decrease burnout, and improve...

Care coordination for children with medical complexity.

We review the literature to help the reader better understand the latest thinking on how best to identify, coordinate and fund care for children with medical complexity, a medically fragile high-cost ...

Design and Evaluation of Personalized Motivational Messages by a Virtual Agent that Assists in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapy.

Systems incorporating virtual agents can play a major role in electronic-mental (e-mental) health care, as barriers to care still prevent some patients from receiving the help they need. To properly a...

Home Health Care For Children With Medical Complexity: Workforce Gaps, Policy, And Future Directions.

With the medical and surgical advances of recent decades, a growing proportion of children rely on home-based care for daily health monitoring and care tasks. However, a dearth of available home healt...

"Surface acquaintances": Parents' experiences of social connectedness and social capital in Australian high-rise developments.

Increasing numbers of families in Australian cities are raising their children in private, high-rise, housing. However, with developments often designed for singles and couples without children, there...

Clinical Trials [15441 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

CBCT for Parents of Children With Autism

The purpose of this study is to determine if caregivers of children with a developmental delay experience a decrease in stress by participating in a meditation/cognitive training protocol.

Randomized Controlled Trial Examining Health Care Access Interventions for Taxi Drivers

The investigators are testing different ways of following up with drivers who attend our health fairs to find the best way to make sure that taxi drivers go to important medical appointmen...

Motivational Approach to Treat Childhood Obesity

The treatment of childhood obesity is challenging. Although dietary and physical activity recommendations are widely known, the willingness to change lifestyles within the family is not ea...

A Grounded Theory Inquiry Into the Effects of Compassion Rounding

The primary objective of this study is to develop a theoretical framework for the effect of "Compassion Rounds" on critical care patients, their families and friends, physicians, and other...

Motivational Interviews for Depression in Primary Care

The purpose of the study is to determine whether motivational interviewing with guideline-based medical management for depression will significantly improve time to depression recovery and...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A medical specialty concerned with maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth to adolescence.

Qualified medical professionals specializing in maintaining health and providing medical care to children from birth through adolescence.

Stress response that occurs in individuals working in care giving professions.

Organization of medical and nursing care according to the degree of illness and care requirements in the hospital. The elements are intensive care, intermediate care, self-care, long-term care, and organized home care.

Persons academically trained to provide medical care, under the supervision of a physician, to infants and children.

Quick Search

DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topic

Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...

Searches Linking to this Article