Eliciting Parental Views Regarding Early Discharge to Home Care for Premature Infants.

Cescutti-Butler, L., 2009. Eliciting Parental Views Regarding Early Discharge to Home Care for Premature Infants. Infant, 5 (1), pp. 23-37.

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Preterm infants are preverbal and cannot suggest improvements in healthcare provision and must rely on parents to be their ‘voice’. This article describes how seeking parents’ views in a local unit in the South West England led to changes in service provision. Cescutti-Butler L. Eliciting parental views regarding early discharge to home care for premature infants Infant 2009; 5(1): 23-27. 1. Patients/users should be involved with improvements in healthcare services. 2. Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) forums facilitate user involvement. 3. A collaborative practice development project was commenced as a result of canvassing parental views. 4. Local parents positively support an early discharge to home care.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1745-1205
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health > Nursing and Midwifery
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:9520
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:30 Jan 2009 15:29
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:06

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