Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) nurses are challenged to support and promote a model of family-centered care. This model places families at the center of the health care delivery system.1,2 A key element of family-centered care is empowering parents and families to participate in their child’s care.2,3 The focus on the key role parents have in providing support to their hospitalized child began in the 1970s.2 The concept evolved gradually during the 1980s, impeded by the perception that fostering parent participation in a child’s care stemmed from “nurses who were not doing their job.” Furthermore, some nurses were hesitant to accept that parents are the experts with their children, capable of partnering in complex care delivery (T. Pasek, unpublished data, 1991). Now, family-centered care is a popular and pervasive evidence-based care delivery model. Yet, how do...
In Our Unit| February 01 2019
What Are You Doing to My Child? A Novel Approach to Family Teaching in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
Kylie Kostie, BSN, RN, CPN, CCRN;
Tracy Ann Pasek, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CIMI
Tracy Ann Pasek is a systems analyst-technical professional and a clinical nurse specialist in the Information Services Division at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Corresponding author: Tracy Ann Pasek, dnp, rn, ccns, ccrn, cimi, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Crit Care Nurse (2019) 39 (1): 82–84.
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Kylie Kostie, Tracy Ann Pasek; What Are You Doing to My Child? A Novel Approach to Family Teaching in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Crit Care Nurse 1 February 2019; 39 (1): 82–84. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2019641
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