Evaluating and improving the practice of family-centered care.

J. L. Hanson, V. F. Randall

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Evaluating and improving the practice of family-centered care involves planning the evaluation effort collaboratively with families, gathering information from a variety of audiences, investigating the different arenas of family-centered care, following growth in family-centered practice over time, using a variety of evaluation approaches, and integrating evaluation with efforts to change toward family-centered approaches to care. Resources available to guide the evaluation effort include guidelines for reviewing written materials in a unit, program, clinic, or practice; written surveys and checklists; guidelines for focus groups or interviews; suggestions for using health care scenarios to gather information about family-centered approaches to care; and questions for nurses to use to reflect on their own practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


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