Family-centered care in a pediatric intensive care unit: professionals’ perceptions


  • Allana de Andrade Sampaio
  • Jaqueline Brosso Zonta
  • Fernanda Yeza Ferreira
  • Aline Cristiane Cavicchioli Okido



Pediatric Nursing, Child, Family, Critical Care.


Objective: to identify the professionals’ perception regarding family-centered care. Methods:this is a crosssectional descriptive study with 60 professionals from a pediatric intensive care unit. The Brazilian Family-Centered Care Perception instrument was applied. Data were analyzed using descriptive and analytical statistics, Student’s t-test and Mann-Whitney test were used to compare variables. Results: the mean of the family-centered perception of care was 2.93 (±0.27), the median of 2.90, a maximum score of 3.50 and minimum of 2.30. Most professionals (60.0%) considered that family-centered care is sometimes practiced. The mean scoresdid not have statistically significant differences between the characterization variables of the team. Conclusion: perception of care distant from the recommendations of an extended care that aggregate the child and his family.




How to Cite

Sampaio, A. de A., Zonta, J. B., Ferreira, F. Y., & Okido, A. C. C. (2017). Family-centered care in a pediatric intensive care unit: professionals’ perceptions. Rev Rene, 18(4), 515–520.



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