The Family preferences index: Helping family members who want to participate in the care of a hospitalized older adult. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Deborah Messecar, Bethel Ann Powers, Corey L. Nagel

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Abstract

Family members are an important but often underappreciated resource in caring for hospitalized older adults. The Family Preferences Index is a 14-item approach to exploring caregivers' personal choices for participating in the care of hospitalized older adult family members. It can be administered as a structured interview or as a questionnaire. Higher scores indicate a greater preference to participate in care. The nurse can use the responses to the index to plan care that builds a partnership with the family. To watch a free video demonstrating the use of the index, go to http://links.lww.com/A296.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Nursing
Volume108
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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