Barriers in the implementation of family-centered care during pediatric hospitalizations
Family-Centered Care has been recognized as the best current model for delivering care to all patients, particularly pediatric patients and their families. Although the concepts of family-centered care are accepted in theory, studies show barriers in implementing the model in clinical practice. The major problems reported during pediatric hospitalizations include lack of communication, lack of information and guidance, lack of clearly defined roles and expectations, lack of support for parents' psychosocial needs, disregard for parents' prior experience and concerns, stereotyping of parents by nurses, unfair expectations placed on parents, and the use of parents as unpaid caregivers. This thesis provides a comprehensive review of research literature regarding the barriers associated with implementing family-centered care. Studies included perspectives of parents, nurses, and health care professionals and the themes identified were used to make recommendations for clinical practice, nursing education, and future research
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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)
College of Nursing
Dissertations, Academic -- Nursing;Nursing -- Dissertations, Academic
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Jagani, Tasnim-e-zehra, "Barriers in the implementation of family-centered care during pediatric hospitalizations" (2010). HIM 1990-2015. 1084.