Table 1

Inclusion criteria for the review

1The paper includes a reason why technology dependence should be initiated or need not be initiated, and
2The technology dependence is required to sustain a child’s life
3The child referred to is cared for by healthcare professionals in a critical care environment
4The publication is a peer-reviewed, published academic article or book, national-level report or working paper, PhD thesis, academic commentary or essay or case study and is available in English