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Davey, M. P., Foster, J., Milton, K., & Duncan, T. M. (2009). Collaborative approaches to increasing family support for HIV-positive youth. Families, Systems, & Health27(1), 39.

 This article emphasizes on the role of the medical therapists as they struggle to identify a common language with which they can communicate the rest of the medical staff regarding the relevance of family support in providing medical care.  One of the most important groups which are in need of family-centered care is the youth who are living with HIV.  Specifically, the group requires family-centered care so as to improve the adherence to medication.  In this particular study, the urban minority youth in northern who are coping with HIV between the year 2003 and 2007 were assessed regarding the individuals who received.

More so the healthcare professionals are encouraged to develop an open and diverse mode of communication which will go a long way in ensuring that strategies of reducing substance abuse and the likelihood of developing risky behavior are implemented.  The model of care that was employed in this case is a commonly used clinician tool. The device, in this instance, is clinician rated, and it was employed by both the mental health as well as the medical staff to their patients and their families at large.  From the studies that were conducted, the benefits that are associated with this case is that family-centered care tool can be used to ensure a collaborative relationship is developed especially for the youth who are coping with HIV.

Tonetta-Stanker, S. (2009). Providing patient-and-family-centered end-of-life care in the ICU. Nursing2015 Critical Care4(5), 54-55.

The implementation of a patient of family-centered care in the ICU is rather difficult.   The reason is that various challenges are encountered in this setting.  Among the challenges is the fact that the ICU setting is composed of fragmented care.  More so there is the problem of inadequate as well as inconsistent communication between the healthcare professionals as well as the patient and their families. More so in some of the hospitals, there have been discrepancies regarding the consensus of the care goals from the different health care professionals.  Another challenge is that the families of the patients and the other related individuals may have unrealistic goals regarding the expectations of the recovery of the patients about those of the healthcare professionals.

In this case, there was a step towards culture change aimed at increasing the utilization of collaborative practice and patient family centered care.  As such there will be the implementation of various strategies that will be geared to focus on dealing with the spiritual-psychological as well as the physical aspects of the patients as well as those of their families.  Specifically, there will be the need of devising various strategies that will ensure that the patients dying goal are achieved to the best.  In this regard, there will be the need to reduce what is seen as an unwanted prolongation of life. Most importantly, there is the ultimate goal of ensuring that peace hope and dignity are most important aspects in the course of the dying process. The benefits of this model of care about this care are that there is a considerable reduction in suffering in both the patients and their families.

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