Family Centered Care

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Essay #: 056863
Total text length is 6,779 characters (approximately 4.7 pages).

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The beginning:
Family Centered Care
Introduction
When the family centered care approach is used, the perspective of the family becomes central. How the family views a particular situation is not simply understood in terms of additional information but as information and insights that will be vital to the plan of care. The approach is distinctive and among its hallmark elements is careful listening and respect for the family perspective, partnership, information and insight sharing (Family Centered Care, 2010). The approach is also culturally sensitive. The situation to be discussed is marked by a number of elements of family centered care but is also lacking in certain elements. The situation illustrates that the family is invariably the main source of...
The end:
.....care improves the ethical and professional role of nurses.
Conclusion
The situation was a combination of family centered care and the opposite. Although some elements of family centered care were present, they were basically cancelled out by bias and lack of concern for the family perspective. In order to have a real situation of family centered care, a number of important changes are needed.
References
Abbey, D. (2009). Helping families find the best evidence. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 14(3), 200-203.
Institute for Family Centered Care (2010). Family centered care. Accessed January 16, 2010. http://www.familycenteredcare.org/faq.html
Nguyen, H. (2008). Patient centered care. Australian Family Physician, 37(12), 990-995.