Neonatal Nurses' Perception of Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

dc.contributor.advisorRubarth, Lori B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorParry, Teresaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBaas Rubarth, Lori
dc.contributor.authorFransen, Bethanyen_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Maeganen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-30T20:41:07Z
dc.date.available2015-05-17T08:40:18Z
dc.date.created2014-05-17
dc.date.issued2014-07-30
dc.degree.disciplineMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programen_US
dc.degree.levelMSNen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science in Nursingen_US
dc.description.abstractFamily involvement is an important part of care for the infant within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Neonatal nurses recognize the importance of family-centered care (FCC), but need further education in this area to fully implement this practice. The purpose of this project was to investigate the perceptions of nurses regarding the implementation of FCC in the NICU through a descriptive survey. The research study performed was a descriptive non-experimental study using a survey administered to the nursing staff of two NICUs in the upper Midwest United States. The sample size was 30 (16.8%). In the smaller NICU, 23 surveys were distributed and 11 were returned (47.8%) and in the larger NICU 155 surveys were distributed and 19 were returned (12.3%). The measurement tool used was a FCC survey developed by the researchers. The survey was comprised of open-ended questions and question based on a Likert scale of 1-5. The mean experience of sample nurses in the NICU was 1.2 years. The nursing staff believed that FCC is beneficial to the patients (mean 4.6). In addition, the nursing staff believed that more education was necessary on the topic of FCC (mean 4.0). Finally, only 40% of the staff had the ability to write the unit mission statement. FCC is important in the NICU to improve outcomes and parent satisfaction. Four recommendations were discussed in this paper; 1) a unit specific guideline for FCC to reflect their needs and culture; 2) individual unit needs assessments to identify the knowledge base of NICU nurses on FCC; 3) education on the mission statement of the facility with correlation to improved outcomes and patient satisfaction; finally, 4) further studies on unit layout effects on FCC implementation.en_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.description.pages24 pagesen_US
dc.embargo.terms2015-05-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/62587
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursing (1971 - July 2013)en_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Statement includeden_US
dc.rights.holderTeresa Parry, MSN, NNP Bethany Fransen, MSN, NNP Maegan Nelson, MSN, NNPen_US
dc.rights.holderBethany Fransenen_US
dc.rights.holderMaegan Nelsonen_US
dc.subject.meshNursesen_US
dc.subject.meshFamilyen_US
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen_US
dc.subject.otherNewborn Infanten_US
dc.titleNeonatal Nurses' Perception of Family-Centered Care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Uniten_US
dc.title.alternativeNeonatal Nurses' Peerception of FCCen_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US
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