Table 4

Characteristics and opinion of healthcare providers who participated on PPCBR study on knowledge, communication, privacy and impact on education of healthcare professionals’

Number (%) or median (IQR) (n=39)
Participants demographics
 Female gender33 (85)
 Median years in work force (IQR)6.0 (3–15)
 Nursing and midwifery profession31 (79)
 Medical profession8 (20)
Knowledge, communication and collaboration*
 PPCBR improves parental knowledge and understanding about their baby's care?32 (82)
 PPCBR facilitates effective communication between parents and the healthcare team?33 (85)
 I spend less time explaining patient's condition and plan of care to families when families are present during rounds28 (72)
 PPCBR encourages collaboration in the planning for the baby's future care?36 (92)
 PPCBR creates more stress for the family2 (5)
Privacy, confidentiality and impact on healthcare providers education*
 PPCBR compromises privacy and confidentiality of babies in the NICU15 (38)
 Families overhear information about other babies during clinical bedside rounds21 (54)
 Parental presence significantly lengthened the duration of bedside rounds16 (41)
 Parental presence at rounds significantly reduced teaching opportunities for the healthcare team10 (26)
 PPCBR creates more stress for the healthcare providers10 (26)
Overall opinion*
 Do you agree parents should be able to attend clinical bedside rounds?35 (90)
  • *Data represent number (%) of those who agreed or strongly agreed with the mentioned statement.

  • NICU, neonatal intensive care units; PPCBR, parental presence at clinical bedside rounds.