evaluate the application of the principles of Patient and Family-centered Care
A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Pediatric and Neonatal
Intensive care unit of a tertiary care hospital in Punjab, Pakistan. IRB
approval was granted, and the study spanned a period from January 2019 to June
2019. A questionnaire was created to survey the pediatric patient's parents.
Data analysis was done using SPSS 25.
total of 158 responses were recorded. The majority of the parents felt that
patient and family-centered care was not being applied to the admitted
patients' management plans in the pediatric and neonatal ICUs.
The treatment of patients in the pediatric and neonatal ICUs was not
following the principles of patient and family-centered care. Therefore,
further studies are required to improve the ease of access, alongside limiting
the barriers to the patient and family-centered care in Pakistan. This way,
patients can benefit from improved outcomes associated with PFCC.
Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), intensive care unit (ICU),
pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), patient and family-centered care (PFCC).