A care-by-parent unit

its planning, implementation and patient satisfaction.

B. S. Caldwell, Lillian Lockhart

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Abstract

Influenced by a shortage of nurses, the high cost of hospitalization, and a belief that parents can give adequate care to certain hospitalized children, a care-by-parent unit (CBPU) was developed. Patient care is provided by parents. No nurses are on the unit; a unit coordinator is the only hospital personnel. A care-by-parent committee composed of representatives from several disciplines gives direction to the unit. Unit success has been measured by several criteria. Cost-per-patient day has been lowered, physicians have expressed satisfaction, and a survey of children and their parents indicates that both are highly supportive of the unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-7
Number of pages4
JournalChildren's Health Care
Volume10
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jun 1981

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Patient Satisfaction
Parents
Nurses
Hospital Personnel
Costs and Cost Analysis
Hospitalized Child
Child Care
Patient Care
Hospitalization
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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A care-by-parent unit : its planning, implementation and patient satisfaction. / Caldwell, B. S.; Lockhart, Lillian.

In: Children's Health Care, Vol. 10, No. 1, 06.1981, p. 4-7.

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