Fig A:  A conceptual model based on focus groups and interviews with parents and caregivers identified key elements of the family’s experience with the hospital-to-home transition. Within 30 days of a child’s discharge from the hospital, family members identified a range of transitional challenges, including mental exhaustion, information overload, and lack of emotional readiness or confidence to care for a sick child.

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Recognizing the ‘Family Voice’ Can Smooth Transitions from Hospital to Home

“Overwhelmed.” “I just can’t do it.” “Way too much.” “Confused.” “Exhausted.” “Scared to leave the hospital.” “How do I know?....”

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