Patricia E. Fingerhut, Jocelyn Piro, Ashley Sutton, Rachel Campbell, Christy Lewis, Dilshad Lawji, Nicole Martinez; Family-Centered Principles Implemented in Home-Based, Clinic-Based, and School-Based Pediatric Settings. Am J Occup Ther 2013;67(2):228-235. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2013.006957.
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OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to determine whether pediatric occupational therapy practitioners implemented family-centered principles in their practice.
METHOD: Twenty-eight occupational therapy practitioners were interviewed in three practice settings: home based, clinic based, and school based. A grounded theory approach was used to analyze the results. Responses were compared across respondents and across practice settings.
RESULTS: Responses varied among practitioners and, more significantly, practice settings. A continuum of family-centered practice was demonstrated, with home-based practice as the most family centered, school-based practice as the least family centered, and clinic practice varying in between.
CONCLUSION: Occupational therapy practitioners are familiar with most principles of family-centered practice. However, implementation of those principles differs significantly across practice settings.
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