Eliciting Parental Views Regarding Early Discharge to Home Care for Premature Infants
This source preferred by Luisa Cescutti-Butler
Authors: Cescutti-Butler, L.
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.