Graduation Date

5-2022

Document Type

Senior Thesis

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Primary Major

Nursing

Primary Minor

Spanish

Program Director

Andrea Boyle, PhD, FNAP

Thesis Advisor

Kathleen Beebe, PhD

Abstract

This research proposal will explore the impacts of visiting restrictions on the ability of pediatric nurses to provide patient- and family-centered care (PFCC). Literature evaluated will pertain to the benefits of PFCC for patients, families, and staff in terms of both emotional and physical outcomes, as well as the impacts of recent visitor restrictions, largely implemented due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The purpose of this study is to determine the current perceptions of pediatric nurses on their ability to provide PFCC to patients, and how this has changed before and after visitation restrictions were put into place. The proposed study involves a quantitative descriptive study, which will be administered as an online survey structured in the style of a likert scale, which will be administered to 100 pediatric nurses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Results will be analyzed for correlation between visitor policies and the nurse’s perceptions of care.

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