Title

The Effect of Family Centered Care in the NICU: The Role of Family-Centered Care in Parent’s Perceived Confidence in Their Ability to Care for Their Neonate

Type of Submission

Poster

Keywords

NICU, family centered care, neonate, families

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the impact of family centered care (FCC) on families’ confidence and ability to care for their neonates in the NICU.

Methods: A literature review was conducted using the databases: PubMed, Medline, and CINAHL. Ten articles were chosen matching the inclusion criteria related to FCC. In addition, an interview took place with an RN who works in the NICU of Miami Valley Hospital.

Results: Three findings emerged from the research literature: improved parent confidence, improved nurse and family relationship, and benefits to the neonate. All articles showed some form of improvement related to FCC.

Recommendations: After synthesizing research, we have determined that there is not a sufficient evidence base for strong clinical practice recommendations regarding the evidence alone. However, FCC is recommended based on clinical significance and positive outcomes in the literature found. We recommend that more research be conducted in order to determine the efficacy of FCC in regards to parents’ emotional health, their relationships with nurses, and their ability to care for their neonates.

Faculty Sponsor or Advisor’s Name

Dr. Carrie Keib

Campus Venue

Stevens Student Center

Location

Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-1-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

4-1-2015 2:00 PM

Creative Commons License

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

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The Effect of Family Centered Care in the NICU: The Role of Family-Centered Care in Parent’s Perceived Confidence in Their Ability to Care for Their Neonate

Cedarville, OH

Purpose: To evaluate the impact of family centered care (FCC) on families’ confidence and ability to care for their neonates in the NICU.

Methods: A literature review was conducted using the databases: PubMed, Medline, and CINAHL. Ten articles were chosen matching the inclusion criteria related to FCC. In addition, an interview took place with an RN who works in the NICU of Miami Valley Hospital.

Results: Three findings emerged from the research literature: improved parent confidence, improved nurse and family relationship, and benefits to the neonate. All articles showed some form of improvement related to FCC.

Recommendations: After synthesizing research, we have determined that there is not a sufficient evidence base for strong clinical practice recommendations regarding the evidence alone. However, FCC is recommended based on clinical significance and positive outcomes in the literature found. We recommend that more research be conducted in order to determine the efficacy of FCC in regards to parents’ emotional health, their relationships with nurses, and their ability to care for their neonates.