Nurses' attitudes regarding the importance of families in pediatric nursing care

Margareth Angelo, Andréia Cascaes Cruz, Francine Fernandes Pires Mekitarian, Carolina Cavalcante da Silva dos Santos, Maria Júlia Costa Marques Martinho, Maria Manuela Ferreira Pereira da Silva Martins
2014 Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP  
Affective, cognitive and behavioral components affect nurses´ attitudes to include families in the care processes. The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of nurses about the importance of including families in nursing care. Data collection was performed in pediatric and maternal-child unit of a Brazilian university hospital. A sample of 50 nurses completed the Portuguese version of the instrument Families'Importance in Nursing Care-Nurses' Attitudes (FINC-NA). The results
more » ... NA). The results indicated that nurses have supportive attitudes regarding families participation in nursing care. Attitudes of lower support for involving families in nursing care were found among nurses with older age, more time in the profession and who had no previous contact with contents related to Family Nursing. The application of the instrument in other contexts of assistance may help to illuminate important aspects of the challenges to implementing a family-centered approach in clinical practice.
doi:10.1590/s0080-623420140000600011 pmid:25517838 fatcat:mhsmknus3nfzlh5y2i27n42nuq