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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153544
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Redefining the Health Care Team Member Post-SARS
Abstract:
Redefining the Health Care Team Member Post-SARS
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 21, 2004
Author:Hollick, Marilyn, RN, BScN
P.I. Institution Name:Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
Title:Nurse Manager - Emergency Department
Co-Authors:Susan Burlock, RN, BA
The SARS outbreak in hospitals represented a crisis of extraordinary proportion that affected the care and support many patients received through mandated restrictive visitor guidelines. The Emergency Department and Maternal Child Program have been selected to represent both an illness and wellness model on which to redefine the Health Care Team, which will now include a support person as a valued team member. Understanding hospitalization from a family systems perspective poses a challenge for the Health Care Team working in the “new norm”. In order to honour and respect the uniqueness of each individual and to understand that a supportive person provides for safety and emotional needs of a loved one, a paradigm shift of what has been defined as the Health Care Team is required. A support person’s unrestricted presence at the bedside is central to a Health Care Team partnership and will serve to enhance the opportunity for the patient to achieve optimal health. The literature confirms the value of a family member’s presence and participation in care. This philosophical change initiative is based on the patient’s choice to include a support person on their Health Care Team. Redefinition of the Health Care Team will ensure that a support person, rather than being viewed as a visitor that is “in the way” may now be viewed as vital in noticing subtle changes in the patient. This paradigm shift may also serve to enhance discharge planning and post hospital care, and to increase patient and nurse satisfaction. The process will include stakeholders input and support, focus groups, and on going education. Existing tools will be used to evaluate the outcome indicators.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
21-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRedefining the Health Care Team Member Post-SARSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153544-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Redefining the Health Care Team Member Post-SARS</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 21, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hollick, Marilyn, RN, BScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Manager - Emergency Department</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mhollick@jbmh.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Susan Burlock, RN, BA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The SARS outbreak in hospitals represented a crisis of extraordinary proportion that affected the care and support many patients received through mandated restrictive visitor guidelines. The Emergency Department and Maternal Child Program have been selected to represent both an illness and wellness model on which to redefine the Health Care Team, which will now include a support person as a valued team member. Understanding hospitalization from a family systems perspective poses a challenge for the Health Care Team working in the &ldquo;new norm&rdquo;. In order to honour and respect the uniqueness of each individual and to understand that a supportive person provides for safety and emotional needs of a loved one, a paradigm shift of what has been defined as the Health Care Team is required. A support person&rsquo;s unrestricted presence at the bedside is central to a Health Care Team partnership and will serve to enhance the opportunity for the patient to achieve optimal health. The literature confirms the value of a family member&rsquo;s presence and participation in care. This philosophical change initiative is based on the patient&rsquo;s choice to include a support person on their Health Care Team. Redefinition of the Health Care Team will ensure that a support person, rather than being viewed as a visitor that is &ldquo;in the way&rdquo; may now be viewed as vital in noticing subtle changes in the patient. This paradigm shift may also serve to enhance discharge planning and post hospital care, and to increase patient and nurse satisfaction. The process will include stakeholders input and support, focus groups, and on going education. Existing tools will be used to evaluate the outcome indicators.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:20:42Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-21en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:20:42Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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