Marianjoy Library

Online Nursing Journal Club

December, 2012/January, 2013

Welcome to the online Nursing Journal Club! Due to the holidays and limited participation, this article is a repeat of the December article and will be available through January 31.

Reading Assignment:

Your patient--my child: seven priorities for improving pediatric care from the parent's perspective.
Miceli PJ, Clark PA.

J Nurs Care Qual. 2005 Jan-Mar;20(1):43-53; quiz 54-5.


Parents and professional caregivers, although united in their shared goal of returning a sick child to health, do not always view the caregiving situation from the same frame of reference. This article describes the perspectives of more than 50,000 parents whose child experienced a hospitalization. It outlines the greatest opportunities for improving the pediatric inpatient experience from the parent's perspective. In addition, practical tips and strategies for planning improvements in care from the patient/family perspective are offered.

Available full-text only from the Marianjoy network

The purpose of the online Nursing Journal Club is to facilitate the use of evidence-based practice in providing excellent nursing care.


  1. Identify at least two family-centered priorities related to pediatric care
  2. Identify at least two nursing interventions that can increase parent satisfaction
  3. Describe one activity that can be implemented at Marianjoy to increase parent satisfaction 

Contact Person: Cindy Bright, E-mail   Phone: 630.909.8027                 
Provide your e-mail address

  • you may use either your personal or Marianjoy e-mail address
  • Article will be e-mailed to you
  • E-mail will be used for discussion

For further information or any questions, please contact Cindy Bright

Sign Up: By the 27th of the month to receive article by 1st of the following month.

Available Credits: 1.25 Contact Hours

Instructions for receiving the credits:

There are 3 parts to earning CE credit for this article.  All components must be completed between December 1 and January 31, 2013:

  1. After reading the article, there is a short post-test on the Learning Link.  To get to the module, open and login to Learning Link, click View course catalog, select Marianjoy, and then enter PRCH4005 to find the December journal module.  You must complete the post-test on or before January 31 and score at least 80% correct to earn CE credit. 
  2. As part of the requirements to earn the CE credit, you must participate in a discussion about the articles.  This discussion will take place via e-mail.  A Nursing Journal Club designee will generate the discussion on December 7.  You must respond / participate in the discussion at least 1 time by January 27 to be compliant. 
  3. An evaluation of this learning opportunity is required to obtain the CE credit.  A link to the evaluation will be found in the post-test.

Special Note

Aneesah Anani is focusing on pediatric emergencies for her Clinical Ladder activity. The results of the survey she recently distributed revealed staff recognition of the importance of caring for both the parents and child during hospitalization. This article focuses on ways to improve staff/parent relationships.

It should take you approximately 1-1/4 hours to read the article, take the quiz and complete the evaluation. 

As a member of the Nursing Journal Club, you will automatically receive subsequent articles on the first of each month. If you would like to cancel your membership at any time, please contact Cindy Bright via e-mail or contact her at 630.909.8027. We will send out a flyer announcing the next article approximately 2 weeks prior to sending it out.

We are excited that you are interested in this new opportunity. We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital- Professional Practice Committee, (OH-387, 9/28/2013) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

As required by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, we would like to make you aware of all potential conflicts of interest(s). This educational activity’s planners and presenters have indicated that they have no bias or conflict of interest. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital has not received any commercial support for this program. There will not be any endorsement of products or discussion of off-lable use.









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