Wali Haider Zaidi, Mahnoor Mohydin, Saed Aftab Ahmad, M. Roshan Asghar, Nuram Hashmi, Muhammad Umair, Ali Naim Butt

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Evaluation of patient and Family-Centered Care; a Survey of Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units

Wali Haider Zaidi, Mahnoor Mohydin, Saed Aftab Ahmad, M. Roshan Asghar, Nuram Hashmi, Muhammad Umair, Ali Naim Butt



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To evaluate the application of the principles of Patient and Family-centered Care

Methodology: 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.

Results: A 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.

Conclusion: 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. 

Keywords: Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), intensive care unit (ICU), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), patient and family-centered care (PFCC).



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