2018
DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14345
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A literature review of comfort in the paediatric critical care patient

Abstract: Comfort is subjective and difficult to assess. It has four facets: physical, emotional, social and environmental. High levels of noise and light are the inputs that cause the most discomfort. Comfort is a holistic, universal concept and an important component of quality nursing care.

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“…It is highlighted that the findings related to fear coincide with those of a review study, which investigated the change in the comfort of children and adolescents in critical conditions (15). The authors stated that intensive treatment in the hospital environment, the absence of close family members, and invasive procedures trigger the feeling of fear in these patients (15).…”
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“…It is highlighted that the findings related to fear coincide with those of a review study, which investigated the change in the comfort of children and adolescents in critical conditions (15). The authors stated that intensive treatment in the hospital environment, the absence of close family members, and invasive procedures trigger the feeling of fear in these patients (15).…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 75%
“…Likewise, other evidence reports that the pain experienced by children and adolescents with cancer causes an unpleasant sensation, of a multi-factor origin, which is difficult to manage, and may lead to physical and emotional changes (11,12,39). Thus, the management of pain represents a challenge for professionals who work in the area, especially in its identification and management prior to the cancer treatment to which this population is submitted (13)(14)(15)39).…”
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“…The degree of this discomfort, as measured using clinical scales, is higher when using a JN system compared to a NHF system [20]. The Comfort Behavior Scale (CBS) was designed for use in pediatric populations with a similar age to the present study [24], and it is a valid and reliable tool for assessing comfort in critical care pediatric patients [25]. Like other authors, we believe that pain scores are central to our ability to evaluate and titrate pain relief [26].…”
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“…19 The complexity of managing the comfort of patients admitted to a specialised facility of this kind represents one of the greatest challenges for the personnel providing care. 7,20 Nonetheless, there have been no studies carried out to analyse the sociodemographic and clinical variables that might need to be considered in determining the degree of discomfort experienced by critically ill paediatric patients. Knowing what these factors are would allow for the design of additional analgesic strategies and sedative treatment that would improve the overall comfort of critically ill paediatric patients.…”
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confidence: 99%