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Article 1Warren N 2012 Involving Patient and Family Advisors in the Patient and Family-Centered Care Model Medsurg Nursing 214 233-239 Retrieved from httpsearchproquestcomuproxylibrarydc-uoitcadocview1036598259accountid14694Abstract Health care facilities that utilize patient and family advisors are experiencing improved outcomes in decreased length of stay and improved reimbursements and patient satisfaction Patient and family advisors can be strong allies in ongoing performance improvement efforts Perhaps even more importantly involving advisors in health care systems encourages treatment of the whole patient as he or she would want to be treated Warren 2012 p 233 The family-centered care model is becoming more relevant in health care over the years and this model incorporates the patient and their family in making decisions within their treatments and heath care decisions Involving a patients family has significant results which include decreasing the length of stay for a patient and overall enhanced contentment This article introduces what a patient advisor is within family-centered care how patients and family advisors have contributed in different settings and the different ethical and legal concerns associated The author suggests that family advisors within family-centered care are important to improving the patient and their health Family advisors are frequently present for the patient and give them constant support such as giving advice or help them become comfortable This article will be used within the presentation to explain what family-centered care is and what a family or patient advisor is as well These two key things are important as they explain what the concept is The article will also be used to explain how patient and family advisors have benefited in multiple settings The family-centered care model can be further implemented in my nursing praxis to better the patients I am caring for while incorporating the patients family By incorporating and communicating with the family within health care decisions they will be more knowledgeable and can also help
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