Kathleen Lynn Meert

Summary

Affiliation: Wayne State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The spiritual needs of parents at the time of their child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit and during bereavement: a qualitative study
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:420-7. 2005
  2. pmc Ethical and logistical considerations of multicenter parental bereavement research
    Kathleen Lynn Meert
    Department of Peditrics, Wayne State University, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:444-50. 2008
  3. pmc Family-centered care in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 60:761-72. 2013
  4. pmc The Bereaved Parent Needs Assessment: a new instrument to assess the needs of parents whose children died in the pediatric intensive care unit*
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:3050-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Mechanism of lactic acidosis in children with acute severe asthma
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 13:28-31. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of red cell transfusion in children and adolescents undergoing spinal fusion surgery
    Kathleen L Meert
    Departments of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2137-42. 2002
  7. doi request reprint Exploring parents' environmental needs at the time of a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 9:623-8. 2008
  8. pmc Multicenter cohort study of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 10:544-53. 2009
  9. pmc Physicians' experiences and perspectives regarding follow-up meetings with parents after a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 12:e64-8. 2011
  10. pmc Complicated grief and associated risk factors among parents following a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien Blvd, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:1045-51. 2010

Research Grants

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint The spiritual needs of parents at the time of their child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit and during bereavement: a qualitative study
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:420-7. 2005
    ..Greater attention to spiritual needs may help parents cope with their loss. Our objective is to gain a deeper understanding of parents' spiritual needs during their child's death and bereavement...
  2. pmc Ethical and logistical considerations of multicenter parental bereavement research
    Kathleen Lynn Meert
    Department of Peditrics, Wayne State University, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:444-50. 2008
    ..Among its research activities, the CPCCRN has undertaken research in parental bereavement because most childhood deaths in the United States occur in hospitals, primarily in critical care units...
  3. pmc Family-centered care in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 60:761-72. 2013
    ..Although challenges to successful implementation exist, the growing body of evidence suggests that PFCC is beneficial to patients, families, and staff...
  4. pmc The Bereaved Parent Needs Assessment: a new instrument to assess the needs of parents whose children died in the pediatric intensive care unit*
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA
    Crit Care Med 40:3050-7. 2012
    ..We hypothesized that need fulfillment would be negatively related to complicated grief and positively related to quality of life during bereavement...
  5. doi request reprint Mechanism of lactic acidosis in children with acute severe asthma
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 13:28-31. 2012
    ..Our objectives are to 1) investigate the incidence of hyperlactatemia and lactic acidosis in children with acute severe asthma, and 2) determine whether lactate elevation is type A or B...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of red cell transfusion in children and adolescents undergoing spinal fusion surgery
    Kathleen L Meert
    Departments of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 27:2137-42. 2002
    ..A retrospective review was performed...
  7. doi request reprint Exploring parents' environmental needs at the time of a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 9:623-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study is to explore parents' environmental needs during their child's hospitalization and death in the pediatric intensive care unit...
  8. pmc Multicenter cohort study of in-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 10:544-53. 2009
    ..These data are required to prepare a randomized trial of therapeutic hypothermia on neurobehavioral outcomes in children after in-hospital cardiac arrest...
  9. pmc Physicians' experiences and perspectives regarding follow-up meetings with parents after a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 12:e64-8. 2011
    ..Parents of children who die in the pediatric intensive care unit often desire a follow-up meeting with the physicians who cared for their child...
  10. pmc Complicated grief and associated risk factors among parents following a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien Blvd, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:1045-51. 2010
    ..To investigate the extent of complicated grief symptoms and associated risk factors among parents whose child died in a pediatric intensive care unit...
  11. pmc Follow-up study of complicated grief among parents eighteen months after a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:207-14. 2011
    ..In this study, we investigate the change in the extent of complicated grief symptoms among these parents between 6 and 18 months postdeath and identify factors predicting improvement...
  12. pmc Parental bereavement needs in the pediatric intensive care unit: review of available measures
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    J Palliat Med 14:951-64. 2011
    ..Understanding the needs of parents bereaved in this setting is essential for better family care...
  13. pmc Parents' perspectives on physician-parent communication near the time of a child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 9:2-7. 2008
    ..Our objective is to describe parents' perceptions of their conversations with physicians regarding their child's terminal illness and death in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Metabolic acidosis as an underlying mechanism of respiratory distress in children with severe acute asthma
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 8:519-23. 2007
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  15. pmc Parents' perspectives regarding a physician-parent conference after their child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit
    Kathleen L Meert
    Children s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    J Pediatr 151:50-5, 55.e1-2. 2007
    ..To investigate parents' perspectives on the desirability, content, and conditions of a physician-parent conference after their child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Gastric vs small-bowel feeding in critically ill children receiving mechanical ventilation: a randomized controlled trial
    Kathleen L Meert
    Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien Blvd, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Chest 126:872-8. 2004
    ..To determine the effect of feeding tube position (gastric vs small bowel) on adequacy of nutrient delivery and feeding complications, including microaspiration, in critically ill children...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pressure-controlled ventilation in children with severe status asthmaticus
    Ashok P Sarnaik
    Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 5:133-8. 2004
    ..We describe our experience with pressure-controlled ventilation in children with severe respiratory failure from status asthmaticus...
  18. ncbi request reprint Life as death scholars: passion, personality, and professional perspectives
    Stephanie Myers Schim
    Wayne State University, College of Nursing, 240 Cohn Building, Detroit, Michigan 48202 USA
    Death Stud 31:165-72. 2007
    ..Additional discourse in this field is needed on the nature and processes of such death-studies groups...
  19. pmc Collaborative pediatric critical care research network: looking back and moving forward
    Douglas F Willson
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia Children s Hospital, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 11:1-6. 2010
    ..To update the pediatric critical care community on the progress of the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network and plans for the future...
  20. doi request reprint Examining the needs of bereaved parents in the pediatric intensive care unit: a qualitative study
    Kathleen L Meert
    Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Children s Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Death Stud 33:712-40. 2009
    ..Deeper understanding of parents' needs will allow health professionals to better support parents during bereavement as well as to provide more customized care...
  21. ncbi request reprint Special considerations in conducting bereavement focus groups
    Sherylyn H Briller
    Wayne State University, Department of Anthropology, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
    Omega (Westport) 56:255-71. 2007
    ..Recommendations are made for effectively using focus groups to generate new knowledge in bereavement research...
  22. ncbi request reprint Implementing a triangulation protocol in bereavement research: a methodological discussion
    Sherylyn H Briller
    Department of Anthropology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA
    Omega (Westport) 57:245-60. 2008
    ..These processes yielded a more meaningful typology of bereaved parents' needs than would have otherwise been possible. Extending the use of triangulation will enhance multi-faceted understandings of bereavement...
  23. ncbi request reprint What is the right dose of epinephrine?
    Mahesh Sharman
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:592-4. 2005
    ..To review the findings and discuss implications of studies on high-dose epinephrine (0.1 mg/kg) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in children...
  24. ncbi request reprint What influences parents' decisions to limit or withdraw life support?
    Mahesh Sharman
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 6:513-8. 2005
    ..Deeper understanding of parents' views will allow physicians to focus end-of-life discussions on factors important to parents and help resolve conflicts...

Research Grants4

  1. Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network
    Kathleen Meert; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Aim 3 will evaluate risk factors for pathological grief, psychological distress and marital dysfunction, and the effect of the postmortem conference in the identified high-risk groups. ..