A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family Centered Care in an Adult Medical Critical Care Unit

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159112
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family Centered Care in an Adult Medical Critical Care Unit
Abstract:
A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family Centered Care in an Adult Medical Critical Care Unit
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2005
Author:Kravutske, Mary, PhD, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Henry Ford Health System
Title:Nurse Scholar
Contact Address:Nursing Department, 1 Ford Place, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA
Contact Telephone:313-874-6748
Co-Authors:Leigh Ann Phillips, MSA, BSN, Unit Director; Christine Halash, BSN, Unit Educator; Beth McLellan, MNc, BSN, Unit Educator; and Nancy Price, BSN, Manager
The purpose of this research was to determine if Family Centered Care
in an adult Medical Critical Care Area (MCC) improves family satisfaction
with information, reassurance and support, and the need to be with the
patient. Family Centered Care is a philosophical approach for providing
care to patients and their families. The premise is that the patient is
part of a larger whole, which we need to be aware of and provide the best
care for. The MCC had four separate patient care areas. One area was the
control unit and another was the experimental unit. The concept of Family
Center Care was introduced to the staff of the experimental unit by the
Unit Director. Pre and post implementation data were collected from health
care personal working in this area and families. The first change was open
visitation for families. A core group of staff members developed
guidelines, family information sheets, and provided education sessions for
all members of the staff. The families are able to visit their loved one
twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and thus their need to be with
their loved one are addressed. Results show that families feel that their
need to be with the patient is met and that the visiting hours are
accommodating to the families. The health care team verbalized
reservations prior to implementation but have since recognized the
positive impact the family can have on the care of the critically ill
patient. The change to open visitation was an effective strategy to meet
the needs of the patient and family. The results of this study provide
direction for further research utilizing Family Center Care in the Adult
MCC.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family Centered Care in an Adult Medical Critical Care Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159112-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Paradigm Shift: Initiating Family Centered Care in an Adult Medical Critical Care Unit</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kravutske, Mary, PhD, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Henry Ford Health System</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Scholar</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">Nursing Department, 1 Ford Place, Detroit, MI, 48202, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">313-874-6748</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mkravut1@hfhs.org</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Leigh Ann Phillips, MSA, BSN, Unit Director; Christine Halash, BSN, Unit Educator; Beth McLellan, MNc, BSN, Unit Educator; and Nancy Price, BSN, Manager</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this research was to determine if Family Centered Care <br/> in an adult Medical Critical Care Area (MCC) improves family satisfaction <br/> with information, reassurance and support, and the need to be with the <br/> patient. Family Centered Care is a philosophical approach for providing <br/> care to patients and their families. The premise is that the patient is <br/> part of a larger whole, which we need to be aware of and provide the best <br/> care for. The MCC had four separate patient care areas. One area was the <br/> control unit and another was the experimental unit. The concept of Family <br/> Center Care was introduced to the staff of the experimental unit by the <br/> Unit Director. Pre and post implementation data were collected from health <br/> care personal working in this area and families. The first change was open <br/> visitation for families. A core group of staff members developed <br/> guidelines, family information sheets, and provided education sessions for <br/> all members of the staff. The families are able to visit their loved one <br/> twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, and thus their need to be with <br/> their loved one are addressed. Results show that families feel that their <br/> need to be with the patient is met and that the visiting hours are <br/> accommodating to the families. The health care team verbalized <br/> reservations prior to implementation but have since recognized the <br/> positive impact the family can have on the care of the critically ill <br/> patient. The change to open visitation was an effective strategy to meet <br/> the needs of the patient and family. The results of this study provide <br/> direction for further research utilizing Family Center Care in the Adult <br/> MCC.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:42:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:42:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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