Family-centered care is an innovative approach to planning, delivering, and evaluating health care that is governed by mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients, and families. In this issue Mitchell et al
A good resource for implementation of this model is The Institute for Family-Centered Care, a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care in hospitals and other health care settings. This group is endorsed by AACN. The Institute for Family-Centered Care provides a Web site with helpful resources for health care providers and educators at http://www.familycenteredcare.org/index.html.
See Article, pp 543–553
Do emotions directly affect cardiac disease or outcomes of therapy? In this issue Song et al describe the effects of hostility and anger as well as homocysteine levels on the incidence of recurrent cardiac events after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). They note the following:
Patients with CAD who...