Family-centred care and the evolving role of fathers

Higham, Sue (2011). Family-centred care and the evolving role of fathers. In: Davies, R. and Davies, A. eds. Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. London, UK: Hodder Arnold, pp. 31–56.



Family-centred care is central to children's nursing and has its origins in the development of understanding of relationships between mothers and children. The practice of family-centred care needs to adapt, particularly in relation to fathers in order to respond to changing family forms, changing roles of family members and an emphasis in policy on father involvement.

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