Nursing care satisfaction from school-aged children's perspective: an integrative review

Fernanda Loureiro*, Maria Henriqueta Figueiredo, Zaida Charepe

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Aim: This integrative review synthesizes the current knowledge on school-aged children's satisfaction with nursing care in acute care settings. Background: Children identify aspects of nursing care that are not valued by their parents. This fact confirms the relevance of properly assessing children's satisfaction. Design: An integrative review was performed. Data sources: A search for empirical studies was carried out in databases using the following search terms: satisfaction AND views OR opinions OR perceptions AND child AND nurs*. Review methods: The search was limited to full-text studies involving children from 6 to 12 years old, written in English or Portuguese, and published between 1 January 2000 and 31 August 2016. Twenty qualitative studies and three quantitative studies were included for revision and were analysed by two independent reviewers. Results: Three themes emerged: expectations of nursing care, experiences with care, and suggested strategies. Expectations and experiences allowed us to identify work within three main domains: personal domain (nurses' characteristics), professional domain (nurses' activities), and environmental domain (interaction between nurses and the environment). Conclusion: It is important to recognize children's rights to express their opinions about the nursing care they receive. Evaluation of both patients' and children's satisfaction should be systematically performed.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12764
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


  • Children
  • Health
  • Nursing
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Review


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