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Master of Social Work (MSW)
Literature emphasizes the importance for health core systems to recognize and address the non-medical needs of hospitalized children and their families. A growing recognition that families play a pivotal role in the recovery of hospitalized children ( Shelton, 1987; Shelton , 1994) has become a vital part of a revised mission statement of the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children- Twin Cities Unit, A newly acquired philosophy of family- centered care supports a change in the delivery of health care to children and their families for the purpose of easing the hospitalization experience. The purpose of this research study was to explore primary caregiver's perceptions of the family- centered care provided by the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children- Twin Cities Unit. Fifty- eight primary caregivers of children hospitalized the month of January, 1995 were surveyed via a self- administered questionnaire. Twenty- seven primary caregivers (46.5 %) returned completed questionnaires, Discussion of this study's findings indicate that the Shriner's Hospitals for Crippled Children- Twin Cities Unit has not only accepted this philosophy of family- centered care, but is perceived by those who receive the services to be successfully implementing it as well.
Peterson, Kristen E., "Perceptions of Family-Centered Care at the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children - Twin Cities Unit" (1995). Theses and Graduate Projects. 668.