Think of a time when, working with a family in transition, you developed a genuine partnership with them. How did the partnership begin? How did it grow? How were you affected professionally, and personally, by this?
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Think of your collective experience from supporting families during life transitions. If you could change one aspect of the care and support they received, what would it be? What would you make different for them?
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Values & principles for supporting and strengthening families
It is important for staff to recognize their own assumptions and values about families and cultural beliefs, and adjust their care accordingly.
Families and family relationships are unique and diverse, and may change over time.
Families have expert knowledge and skills that help them determine their own needs and respond to expected and unexpected life events.
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Partnerships with families are built upon mutual trust, honesty, and collaboration.
Families participate in care only as much as they are able, or want to.
Partnerships increase the likelihood that clinicians will follow a family-centered approach to care.
Support families in their choices.
Family members and the client may have different and conflicting needs.
Clinicians should support family situations.
Family beliefs & values and the clinician-family partnership
The differences in family beliefs and values in families will affect the clinician-family partnership.
Key components of an assessment and intervention framework
Listening to the family
Engaging in a participatory dialogue between the nurse/counselor and family members
One of the key steps in implementing a best-practice is identification, assessment and engagement of stakeholders. Take a moment to think about how you identify stakeholders. How do you assess and engage them?
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Developing an empowering partnership with families
Recognizing the family’s assessment of the situation is essential
Acknowledging and respecting the important role of family in health care situations
Determining the desired degree of family involvement
Supporting interdisciplinary family- centered practice in the workplace
Ensuring appropriate resources (e.g., time, staffing)
Creating and maintaining environments that are conducive to family- centered care
Developing programs that promote work life balance for employees