Transition from hospital to home following pediatric solid organ transplant: Qualitative findings of parent experience

Stacee M. Lerret, Marianne E. Weiss, Gail Stendahl, Shelley Chapman, Katie Neighbors, Katie Amsden, Joan Lokar, Ashley Voit, Jerome Menendez, Estella M Alonso

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Abstract

Transplant providers are challenged to determine appropriate interventions for patients and families due to limited published research regarding the context of the post-discharge experience from the perspective of parents of transplanted children. The purpose of this study is to describe the parent perspective of the transition from hospital to home following their child's solid organ transplant. Within a mixed-methods design, 37 parents of pediatric heart, kidney, and liver transplant recipients from three pediatric hospitals responded to qualitative interview questions on the day of hospital discharge and three wk following hospital discharge. Insight to the discharge preparation process revealed necessary education components. Post-discharge themes were identified for coping, knowledge, and adherence. The parents' responses provide awareness as to specific stressors and concerns parents are faced with when their child is discharged from the hospital after solid organ transplant and opportunities for ways the transplant team can provide support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-537
Number of pages11
JournalPediatric Transplantation
Volume18
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • pediatric
  • qualitative
  • solid organ transplant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Transplantation

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    Lerret, S. M., Weiss, M. E., Stendahl, G., Chapman, S., Neighbors, K., Amsden, K., Lokar, J., Voit, A., Menendez, J., & Alonso, E. M. (2014). Transition from hospital to home following pediatric solid organ transplant: Qualitative findings of parent experience. Pediatric Transplantation, 18(5), 527-537. https://doi.org/10.1111/petr.12269