Family Centered Care Case Study

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The words children and hospitals are not usually associated together, however when they are it usually insinuates a stressful and difficulty time for families. Family centered care is a critical aspect in which the health care team collaborates with families in order to provide safe, competent care (Stuart & Melling, 2014). Despite not providing an actual clinical situation, this paper will offer its discussion with a given clinical scenario. I will examine the relation of family centered care and how it relates to the clinical scenario, as well as reflect on my actions, if I was in the position of the student nurse. During the process of writing this scholarly paper, I hope to learn the importance of family centered care,
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Synopsis During week one, of a pediatric rotation in a local tertiary hospital for children, the student nurse was responsible for the care of a 5-month-old boy admitted the day before, to the fourth floor. Accompanying the child was their mother; both were from a remote northern community and during the flight the child was in respiratory distress that required continuous respiratory monitoring. According to emergency department report, patient had supraclavicular, intercostal, and subcostal retractions, was febrile, their face turned dark red to a cyanotic color while having their coughing fits (cough was non-productive), and coarse crackles auscultated throughout chest. Overnight, the patient received epinephrine treatment a total of three times via facemask. Student nurse came in to perform initial morning assessment prior to medication preparation, and was discussing with the mother the status of the child; she indicated her son’s health status, being “better than last evening”. With the naivety of a student nurse, apprehensive and task oriented, the …show more content…
Family centered care focuses on improving overall health and well being of the family, as well as understanding and recognizing strengths, cultural values and knowledge of each family member (Dudley, Ackerman, Brown, & Snow, 2015). The parents are the primary caregivers for the patient, especially in a pediatric setting, and are the sole advocators for them when providing vital knowledge to the health care team (Frazier, Frazier, & Warren,

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