Family Centered Care

On 9 May 2012 Ann Row from the Department of Health presented the keynote lecture.

“Professional distance or empathetic relationships: choices and challenges in caring work with families”

Ann Rowe FNP Clinical Implementation Lead

Ann was the national Implementation Lead for the Family Nurse Partnership Programme within Department of Health. Following a career in nursing, health visiting, specialist project work with young parents and practice development roles, Ann has worked more recently as a research and development consultant at the University of Sheffield, as a Primary Care Trust development lead within an Strategic Health Authority and finally as a nurse advisor to the Department of Health.

During her career Ann has worked with a number of organisations, from PHCTs and PCTs to SHAs and national agencies, in a variety of capacities including leading learning programmes, undertaking evaluative studies, facilitating groups and teams, designing and running change programmes and acting as an external consultant.

Family centred care is an important part of the nursing curriculum, and indeed for other health care courses. Here safe-guarding of adults is an important aspect as the video below indicates.

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