How is family centered care perceived by healthcare providers from different countries? An international comparison study

Feeg, Veronica D., Paraszczuk, Ann Marie, Cavusoglu, Hicran, Shields, Linda, Pars, Hatice and Al Mamun, Abdullah (2015) How is family centered care perceived by healthcare providers from different countries? An international comparison study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 31 3: 267-276. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2015.11.007


Author Feeg, Veronica D.
Paraszczuk, Ann Marie
Cavusoglu, Hicran
Shields, Linda
Pars, Hatice
Al Mamun, Abdullah
Title How is family centered care perceived by healthcare providers from different countries? An international comparison study
Journal name Journal of Pediatric Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-5963
1532-8449
Publication date 2015-12-19
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.pedn.2015.11.007
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 267
End page 276
Total pages 10
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO United States
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Purpose
Family-centered care (FCC) is a healthcare delivery model in which planning care for a child incorporates the entire family. The purpose of this study was to describe and compare how healthcare providers from three countries with varied cultural and healthcare systems perceive the concept FCC by measuring attitudes, and to psychometrically identify a measure that would reflect “family-centeredness.”

Design and Methods

The Working with Families questionnaire, translated when appropriate, was used to capture participants' perceptions of caring for hospitalized children and their parents from pediatric healthcare providers in the United States, Australia and Turkey (n = 476).

Results

The results indicated significantly more positive attitudes reported for working with children than parents for all countries and individual score differences across countries: the U.S. and Turkey child scores were significantly higher than Australia, whereas the U.S. and Australia parent scores were both significantly higher than Turkey.

Conclusions

Perceptions of working with families were different for nurses from the three countries that call for a clearer understanding about perceptions in relation to delivery systems. Further analyses revealed FCS scores to be significantly different between nurses and physicians and significantly correlated with age, number of children and education.

Practice Implications

The results of this study add to our understanding of influences on practice from different countries and healthcare systems. The FCS score may be useful to determine baseline beliefs and ascertain effectiveness of interventions designed to improve FCC implementation.
Keyword Family centered care
Parents of hospitalized children
International comparison
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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