The factors impacting on discharge planning in neonatal intensive care units: a systematic review

Alreshidi, N and Long, T 2017, 'The factors impacting on discharge planning in neonatal intensive care units: a systematic review' , Gulf Medical Journal, 5 (1) , pp. 27-35.

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Abstract

Background: The discharge planning process is an indispensable component of neonatal intensive care. However, this comes with various challenges. This review was undertaken to inform practice. Aim: The review was designed to identify factors that could exert an active influence on the discharge planning process in neonatal intensive care units. Methods: A systematic review was conducted based on the Review and Dissemination guidelines from the University of York Centre. Results: In total, the review includes 10 studies and one literature review, most of which were undertaken in developed countries and published between 2000 and 2014. The studies employ the qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods approaches. The review establishes various challenges in implementing the discharge planning process, such as the lack of clear policies related to executing the process, communication issues, and the lack of clarity regarding the nurse’s role. Conclusion: The discharge planning process in neonatal intensive care units is controlled and limited by various organizational, personal, and socio-cultural predisposing factors.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Gulf Medical Journal
Depositing User: Professor Tony Long
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2017 12:57
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/41293

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