Conducting this research, would of course be feasible as more and more health centers turn towards family-centered care thus making data collection easier. As these health institutions recognize the necessity of including the family members of the patients into their health care system, most of them have relied on the revision of their vision and philosophy statements in order to be able to shift to a more family-centered care system. Vision and Philosophy are perhaps the most important aspect of a health care that displays their commitment to family-centered care as this should be consistent with their policies, practices and programs.
The vision and philosophy of these health centers gives them the fundamental foundation they need to draft the NICU’s policies, decisions, goals and new directions. Without the vision and the belief system, they could not obviously give the necessary things that could help in paving the way for their improvement that could result in the inconsistency of family centered care practices as well as decision making (Moore, et al. , 2003). In reading the article, one may ask what the significance of this research is to nursing.
Specifically, how could this develop new breakthroughs in the particular field? How could this help in giving patients the care that they deserve? Is incorporating families into the health care system really a vital step in further enhancing the quality of a certain health institution? Parents have often been calling out to include them in the health care of their children since they should be the major decision makers that could find the possible answers to their children’s needs.
At the same time, the children are the parents’ most precious blessing that they [parents] would do and give anything just to ensure that hospitals and other health institutions could effectively take care of their children in case they get sick. Likewise, a fragile, unborn child needs more attention from both their parents and the members of the medical team that are attending to them in the NICUs. More often than not, families with sick infants face anxiety that could lead them to feel lost, out of control, and in unfamiliar surroundings.
It is for these reasons that the article being critiqued is said to be very efficient in providing the information needed regarding family-centered health care system, the advantages it could bring the families and the members of the health care system. Aside from this, the same article gives its readers a look at where some of the examined health care institutions failed, and what should be done in order to improve these, insuring not just the efficiency of health care systems but the quality as well.
The said improvements are also needed in order to address the needs of the families and the patients. There is, however a good match between the problem, the paradigm and the methods used. The methods they shall be using and the paradigms they shall be adopting will be able to answer the problem that was presented in the first part of the paper. In the abstract, it was mentioned that in the research, there were different methodologies that were used which included self-analysis and literature review.
It cited the successes and challenges of the health centers in 4 out of 10 potentially better practice areas or PBPs. These four areas are namely, vision and philosophy, unit culture, family participation in care, and families as advisors (Moore, et al. , 2003). They then evaluated the eleven health institutions based on these. The eleven care centers who participated in the project started differently in composing their vision and philosophy proclamation, some developed new statements while others merely revised theirs.
The Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital developed their statement as an essential part of its quality improvement project. They kept their statement short and concise and these had been subject to approval from their nursery staff, families and a single choice has been made through consensus. Afterwards, the statement has been made known to the nursery personnel through different means. One of which was the placing of a banner of the proposed statements in the NICU and the conference room.
At the same time, newsletters were distributed and bulletin boards have been used to transmit the message. Weeks after, in their hopes to include everyone in the process of creating the vision statement, the hospital administration sought comments and feedbacks through the use of bulletin boards one again. Through these comments and suggestions, the statement was revised into its current version: “Memorial and families: Partners in care (Moore, et al. , 2003). ”