Explore Parent’s Perception Regarding Role of Nurse as an Educator in an Intensive Care Unit Punjab Pakistan: A Qualitative Study

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Shoqia Hafiz
Saiqa Noreen
Bushra Bacloch
Adeela Qayyum


Background: The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) environment is highly stressful for both neonates and their family caregivers. The quality of interaction between caregivers and medical staff can significantly influence caregiver trust and satisfaction, which are crucial for the effective care and recovery of the neonate.

Objective: This study aims to assess the perceptions of family caregivers regarding the role of nurses as educators in a NICU in Punjab, Pakistan, focusing on the communication strategies employed by nurses and the support infrastructure available to caregivers.

Methods: This qualitative study involved semi-structured interviews with 14 family caregivers of neonates hospitalized in the Allama Iqbal Teaching Hospital's NICU. Participants were selected based on their intensive involvement in the care of their hospitalized newborns. Data were analyzed using content analysis to explore the themes related to nursing care quality as perceived by the caregivers.

Results: Caregivers generally perceived the nursing care as excellent, noting particularly the professionalism and empathy of the nursing staff. However, issues such as inadequate hospital infrastructure, particularly sleeping facilities for caregivers, and occasional lapses in communication and caregiving flexibility were identified as areas needing improvement. The study also highlighted the critical role of timely and accurate information provided to caregivers in reducing anxiety and enhancing their involvement in the care process.

Conclusion: Effective communication and adequate support infrastructure are essential in enhancing caregiver trust and satisfaction in the NICU setting. Improving these areas can significantly impact the recovery and well-being of both neonates and their families.

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Hafiz, S., Noreen, S., Bacloch, B., & Qayyum, A. (2024). Explore Parent’s Perception Regarding Role of Nurse as an Educator in an Intensive Care Unit Punjab Pakistan: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research, 4(2), 260–264. https://doi.org/10.61919/jhrr.v4i2.814
Author Biographies

Shoqia Hafiz, Mental Hospital Lahore- Pakistan.

Head Nurse, MSc Nursing, Generic BSc Nursing, Mental Hospital, Lahore- Pakistan.

Saiqa Noreen, Allama Iqbal Teaching Hospital D.G. Khan- Pakistan.

Head Nurse, Specialized in Psychiatric Nursing, Post RN BSN, Allama Iqbal Teaching Hospital, D.G. Khan- Pakistan.

Bushra Bacloch, Sardar Fateh Muhammad Khan Buzdar Institute of Cardiology D.G. Khan- Pakistan.

Charge Nurse, Specialization in CCU, Generic BSc Nursing, Sardar Fateh Muhammad Khan Buzdar Institute of Cardiology, D.G. Khan- Pakistan.

Adeela Qayyum, Generic BSc Nursing- Pakistan.

Assistant Professor, MSc Nursing, MPhil Public Health, Generic BSc Nursin- Pakistan.


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