Article on Family Centered Care by Shields, Pratt and Hunter

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Essay #: 062911
Total text length is 3,552 characters (approximately 2.4 pages).

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Article on Family Centered Care by Shields, Pratt and Hunter
Introduction
Family centered care is an approach to healthcare delivery is used in pediatric care. In this approach to providing pediatric care the family and nurses collaborate in the planning and/ or delivery of healthcare. In this paper, the study performed by Shields, Pratt and Hunter (2006) is summarized and the nursing implications are discussed.
Article Summary
The purpose of this article was to critically review qualitative studies of the use of family centered care in children’s hospitals using a Cochrane database review and to provide a summary. Shields, Pratt and Hunter (2006) selected their articles using the following inclusion criteria; healthcare interventions that...
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.....where the family and nurses collaborate in the planning and/ or delivery of healthcare. The literature review by Shields, Pratt and Hunter (2006) provides some information about some of the issues in family centered care in paediatrics. Nurses have to educate parents about their roles and the parents’ roles in order for family centered care to be effective in pediatric centers. Nurses can also initiate the development and implementation of hospital guidelines regarding family centered care. Nurses should recognize the cost involved in providing patient centered care in the pediatric setting.
References
Shields, L., Pratt, J., and Hunter, J. (2006). Family centred care: a review of qualitative studies. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 5, 1317-23