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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Mar;51(3):260-6. doi: 10.1177/0009922811421002. Epub 2011 Sep 27.

Family-centered rounds: views of families, nurses, trainees, and attending physicians.

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Department of Pediatrics, Nemours/AI duPont Hospital for Children, 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803, USA. drappapo@nemours.org

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the impact of family-centered rounds for general pediatrics inpatients.

METHODS:

An observation tool and participant surveys was developed. The authors analyzed rounding time and rounds participants. Associations between family presence and participants' satisfaction were analyzed.

RESULTS:

Data were collected on 295 patients and from 257 staff members. Average rounding time was reduced with increased family and nurse presence (8.7 minutes with both, 12.7 minutes without family, P = .0001). Families reported high satisfaction regardless of participants. Families present on rounds reported increased knowledge of team members' roles (54% vs 35%, P = .04). Attending physicians more often reported ease in managing rounds with families present. Senior residents perceived decreased autonomy with high family participation (11%) versus low family participation (70%; P = .02). Improved nurse satisfaction was associated with increased family and nurse participation.

CONCLUSION:

Family participation may shorten inpatient rounds. Families and staff were satisfied with family-centered rounds, though senior resident autonomy requires attention.

PMID:
21954304
DOI:
10.1177/0009922811421002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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