NAM Discussion Paper Aligns with Findings from Knowledge Transfer/Translation Projects in Family Nursing

Credit: National Academy of Medicine

On January 27, 2017, The National Academy of Medicine in the United States released a Discussion Paper, “Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture: A Guiding Framework for Patient and Family Engaged Care” which highlights, among other elements, the critical importance of developing skilled practice with families in order to change the culture of health care to attend to families’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

This recommendation is supported by the findings of several family nursing transfer/translation research projects conducted in Canada by Dr. Fabie Duhamel and colleagues;  Denmark by Dr. Birte Ostergaard and colleagues;  Iceland by Dr. Erla Svavarsdottir and colleagues; Spain, Dr. Cristina Garcia-Vivar and colleagues; Switzerland (a), by Marianne Klaeusler and colleagues;  Switzerland (b), Barbara Preusse-Bleuler and colleagues, and Sweden by Eva Benzein and Britt-Inger Saveman and colleagues. Findings across these projects have shown that leadership support for family oriented care, change champions, and intensive education to implement family nursing knowledge and skills resulted in greater family satisfaction with the care received and increased work satisfaction reported by nurses.

For more information see: Bibliography: Knowledge Translation in Family Nursing

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