A team of researchers at McGill University, led by Dr Rachel Kronick (MD, FRCPC) and Professor Marjorie Montreuil (PhD) are conducting a study that is aimed at understanding how hospital COVID-19 infectious control regulations were experienced by hospital staff and patients within inpatient child psychiatric units in Canada. More specifically, we are hoping to gain an understanding of how children and youth staying in inpatient settings best interests were taken into account by clinicians when in tension with mandated infection control measures. Our project is called: “Navigating children’s best interests in child psychiatric inpatient settings during the height of the COVID pandemic: a qualitative participatory research study”.
We are hoping to recruit nurses that were involved in the treatment and care process of children in inpatient psychiatric units during the peak of the pandemic (March 2020-June 2022) in Canada. Participants will be asked to complete a brief survey that will ask them questions regarding what their hospital’s infection control directives were and what their overall experience with implementing them was. Participants will remain confidential, with no identifying information being included in the data analysis or write-up. Participants will indicate that they consent to participation within the survey.
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