The Many Roles of Family Members in "Family-Centered Care" -- Part II

Dokken, Deborah; Simms, Roslyn; Cole, F. Sessions
January 2007
Pediatric Nursing;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
This article highlights the role parents can play as advocates for their own children. A mother who is interviewed describes a nurse's support in helping her claim her baby as her own in the midst of the NICU environment and how that claiming led her to become involved in his care and a strong advocate for his needs. She shares advice for parents and health care providers. A physician who is interviewed discusses working with this mother and other parents, and describes ways health care professionals can support parents as advocates.


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