The Family Preferences Index: helping family members who want to participate in the care of a hospitalized older adult.

Deborah Messecar, Bethel Ann Powers, Corey 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)
JournalAmerican Journal of Nursing
Volume108
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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The Family Preferences Index : helping family members who want to participate in the care of a hospitalized older adult. / Messecar, Deborah; Powers, Bethel Ann; Nagel, Corey.

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