The evolution of family-centered care

Jolley, Jeremy, and Shields, Linda (2009) The evolution of family-centered care. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 24 (2). pp. 164-170.

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AIM: The aim of this study is to explore the history of family-centered care (FCC).

BACKGROUND: FCC was developed after Word War II, when nursing, then deeply paternalistic, had become asynchronous with changing social expectations for the care of hospitalized children.

METHODS: This is a historical review of literature reflecting development of pediatric models of care using publications of classic theorists and others.

RESULTS: Development of FCC resulted from work by U.S. and UK researchers, theorists, and advocates. Their research was right for its time, and its acceptance was the result of social readiness for change resulting from people's experience of Word War II.

CONCLUSION: Word War II brought about changes enabling emergence of lobby groups concerned with children in hospital, awakening of pediatric health professionals to family-oriented practice, and development of models of care that allowed widescale adoption of FCC.

Item ID: 27891
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1532-8449
Keywords: family-centered care, parents, children, history
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2013 00:19
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 @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 70%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 30%
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