Family engagement in person centered care


Critically review and respond to the following statement:

The strengths-based nursing care approach can complement the problem based (medical model) approach to healthcare currently evident in Australian healthcare system.

Key point is:

Family engagement in person centered care

family engagement improves patient’s outcomes; getting feedback on our work; family are not only relative, also communities;

1. Person-centered & Family-centered not just relationship (community-significant others)

2. Establishing family background, dynamic

3. Key people involved, what resources they have; Increasing improvement in patient empowering resources for family

4. Identify family trimer

5. Weakness compare with the sbn

Be strong-family engagement, how employment; Ongoing capacity

Think family resources- who are they involved; verbal & non-verbal/supporting

Shorter time admission, less cost, supporting the patient; Statement: family engagement reduces admission time;


Demonstrates understanding of the Strengths based nursing care (SBNC) approach (30%)

Analyses and validates: - concepts of SBNC, - the role of the nurse SBNC.

Demonstrates understanding of patient and family outcomes (30%)

Analyses and validates:

- SBNC relationship to health & wellbeing outcomes

- implications across the lifespan,

- how strengths and health outcomes bidirectionally interact.

Provides examples of Strengths-based nursing care that complements a medical model of healthcare (20%)

Examples used clearly and practically demonstrates:

- a strong understanding of the medical model and how it can be enhanced by SBNC approaches.

Maintain academic standards (20%)

- Referencing requirements, spelling, grammar and punctuation are without flaw - Paper is skilfully constructed and a pleasure to read

Gottlieb, L. N 2013. Strengths-based nursing care: Health and healing for persons and family. Springer, New York.