The Impact of Family Centered Care Training on the Attitudes of Child NursesName : Dr. Ayfer Kara
Affliation : Doctor
University : University Of Kafkas
Country : Turkey
Inroduction: It is known that mothers often meet the nutritional and hygiene needs of their children and nurses are hesitant about family involvement with painful practices in the clinical setting. when the child is sick and in clinical care. When evaluating the child's individual needs and establishing relationships, child nursing should provide a business association with child’s family.
Aims: To determine and improve the family-centered care attitudes of child nurses.
Material and Method: The study was conducted experimentally with pre-test post-test with control group to assess the effect of family-based nursing care on care attitudes of child nurses. The study was conducted between January-May 2018 at one Health Ministry hospital. The study's universe consisted of nurses working in child and newborn intensive care units. Sampling method was not studied and all of the universe (S = 63) was studied. Family-centered care education given to the nurses in the experiment group included the definition, basic concepts, the objectives, the principles of family-centered care and the effects on family, child and healthcare members. Data were collected using the Personal Information Form and Family Centered Care Attitude Scal. Data were evaluated by descriptive statistics, chi square, t test and z test. Ethical principles are adhered to.
Results: The nurses in the experimental and control groups were not able to form similar groups due to age, gender, type of family, and knowledge of the status of family centered care. Nurses in both groups were found not to be similar in terms of income level and grade level (p<.05). For this reason, the results were taken into account for nurses with similar age, marital status, professional experience, the unit studied and number of patients per nurse. The training of nurses in the experimental group about family centered care significantly increased the attitudes of family centered care, contribution of family centered care and attending family and child participation attitudes (p<.001).
Conclusion: It may be effective to educate nurses working in child clinics to improve their family-centered care attitudes. In subsequent studies, it seems important that nurses should be similar in terms of age, gender, family type, income status, degree of graduation and knowledge of family centered care in terms of their trait characteristics.
Dr. Ayfer Kara Obtained Her PhD From University Of Atatürk. Her Research Interests Include Care Of Family Centered Care. Her Research Area is Children's Health And Diseases Nursing Education She Worked As A Nurse For 3 Years. Currently Is A Dr At The Faculty of Health Sciences University Of Kafkas.