Start Date

17-11-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

17-11-2017 11:30 AM

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Background: Family centered care (FCC) in the NICU is an essential component of improving outcomes of both parents’ health and infants’ health.

Objective/Method: This integrative literature review defines and outlines effective practices nurses can take to incorporate FCC in the NICU.

Findings: This review discusses three major categories that emerged from the literature. Nurses should encourage parent-specific practices, such as facilitation of kangaroo care, scrapbooking and education groups. Nurses should also establish a therapeutic relationship with the entire family, and can do so by incorporating shared problem solving and using cautious guidance when parents are providing care. Nurses can also implement specific practices such as playing music and increasing caregiver team and parent communication.

Conclusion: These findings guide nurses in incorporating effective, evidence-based FCC in the NICU. They can contribute to future policy and nursing education improvements. Further research needs to be done to evaluate specific cultural and religious based FCC practices, and to investigate what others on the care team and hospital staff can do to assist nurses in implementation.

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Nov 17th, 10:00 AM Nov 17th, 11:30 AM

Incorporating Family Centered Care in the NICU: An Integrative Literature Review

Background: Family centered care (FCC) in the NICU is an essential component of improving outcomes of both parents’ health and infants’ health.

Objective/Method: This integrative literature review defines and outlines effective practices nurses can take to incorporate FCC in the NICU.

Findings: This review discusses three major categories that emerged from the literature. Nurses should encourage parent-specific practices, such as facilitation of kangaroo care, scrapbooking and education groups. Nurses should also establish a therapeutic relationship with the entire family, and can do so by incorporating shared problem solving and using cautious guidance when parents are providing care. Nurses can also implement specific practices such as playing music and increasing caregiver team and parent communication.

Conclusion: These findings guide nurses in incorporating effective, evidence-based FCC in the NICU. They can contribute to future policy and nursing education improvements. Further research needs to be done to evaluate specific cultural and religious based FCC practices, and to investigate what others on the care team and hospital staff can do to assist nurses in implementation.

 

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