Discursive Paper – The Life Course Health Development Model: A theoretical research framework for paediatric delirium
February 19, 2019
Aims and objectives:
To create a framework for future research through application and critique of the Life Course Health Development Model to the phenomenon of paediatric delirium.
The Life Course Health Development Model depicts a process in which the acute and severe stress of critical illness leads to maladaptive neurologic changes that contribute to the development of delirium and impair a child’s life trajectory.
Relevance to clinical practice:
By emphasising the potential lifelong consequences for critically ill children who experience delirium, this application of the Life Course Health Development Model will stimulate discussion, research and practice change among paediatric clinicians and researchers.
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