Family-centered care: do we practice what we preach?

  title={Family-centered care: do we practice what we preach?},
  author={Mary F Petersen and Jayne Cohen and Virgil Parsons},
  journal={Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN},
  volume={33 4},
OBJECTIVE To determine nurses' perceptions and practices of identified elements of family-centered care. DESIGN Descriptive. SETTING Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), pediatrics, and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) in an acute care hospital. PARTICIPANTS Sixty-two licensed nurses, 37 working in the NICU and 25 working in pediatrics or the PICU. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Scores for the Necessary and Current scales of the Family-Centered Care Questionnaire. RESULTS Scores… CONTINUE READING