Family-centred care: effective delivery or sacred cow?

Shields, Linda (2011) Family-centred care: effective delivery or sacred cow?. Forum on Public Policy, 2011 1: 1-10.

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Author Shields, Linda
Title Family-centred care: effective delivery or sacred cow?
Journal name Forum on Public Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1556-763X
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2011
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Place of publication Urbana, IL, United States
Publisher Forum on Public Policy
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Family-centred care as a way to care for children in hospitals has become ubiquitous in the world of paediatrics. It evolved from work of pioneers in theories of maternal and child attachment, and paralleled the evolution of paediatric nursing as an academic (and evidencegenerating) discipline. However, in the last decade, doubts have been sewn as to its efficacy and workability, due to the lack of rigorous evidence about whether or not it works, or as to whether or not it makes a difference to the children and families for whom it is purported to care. This paper examines the historical evolution of family-centred care, discusses the current research about it, and poses questions around the ethics of continuing to use a model around which so many questions are generated.
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