Parent Satisfaction in the Pediatric ICU
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Parents are important partners who collaborate with the multidisciplinary team to improve quality of care. This article discusses a framework for action toward quality improvement in pediatric intensive care by parental empowerment through parent satisfaction with care. Incorporating the concepts of family-centered care and parental needs and experiences into a parent satisfaction instrument may provide quality improvement projects based on the empowerment of parents and eventually may facilitate the implementation and evaluation of quality initiatives. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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