Next steps: towards child-focused nursing

Randall, Duncan, Munns, Ailsa, and Shields, Linda (2013) Next steps: towards child-focused nursing. Neonatal, Paediatric and Child Health Nursing, 16 (2). pp. 15-20.

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Background: Family centred care is widely promoted as a model for children 19s health care in many countries throughout the world and in all spheres of children 19s nursing education, management, policy and practice. However, research has failed to show that clinical practice uses the partnership model, central to family centred care. Thesis of this paper: In this paper we suggest that, in part, the failure of family centred care, as a project, is due to the lack of attention paid to the cultural, social and political context in which children 19s health care is delivered. Discussion: We propose that the concepts of cultural safety and ethical symmetry can be used to locate family and child centred care within the complexity of children 19s lives, as lived with illness.

Implications for practice: of cultural safety and ethical symmetry can be applied in paediatrics and may be more effective than family-centred care.

Item ID: 27756
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1441-6638
Keywords: family-centred nursing, cultural diversity, ethical relativism, nurse patient relations
Funders: 2008–09 Channel 7 Telethon Fellowship (Western Australia), Universitas 21 travel fellowship (University of Birmingham)
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2014 00:36
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine > 111403 Paediatrics @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 50%
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