Re family centered rounds effective for the family of the pediatric patient?

I need a response agreeing with the folowing.

Topic: Are family centered rounds effective for the family of the pediatric patient?


1. How would you describe your experience during rounds?

2. How do the physicians address you when entering your room?

3. If you could choose, can you explain what setting would be best in receiving information from the physicians?


1. I am able to ask all of my questions during the rounds.

1-always 2-sometimes 3-never

2. I feel my concerns are addressed during rounds.

1-always 2-sometimes 3-never

3. I feel as though family centered rounds are effective for all involved.

1-always 2-sometimes 3-never

Address the benefits and limitations of questionnaires and face-to face interviews:

Questionnaires are considered a survey in which the researcher uses to collect data. Questions can be close-ended, forcing the response by providing certain answers. Or, open-ended questions, leaving the search participant the option of answering the way they want (Boswell & Cannon, 2011, p. 226). The benefits of questionnaires are (1) an expensive method with the ability of using a large group (2) being able to collect a greater amount of data with a variety of topics and (3) having the ability to determine the reliability and validity which gives makes the project design stronger (Boswell & Cannon, 2011, p. 227). Questionnaires allow for consistent responses because all the questions are the same (Houser2008, p. 277). Just as there are benefits, there are limitations to this method. Questionnaires that are too long, lead to lack of participation. Participants can choose not to answer certain questions. Whether questions are open-ended or close-ended, the process can be time consuming, which is also a limitation (Boswell & Cannon, 2011, p. 228).

Face to face interview, positive and negative aspects as well. Face to face interviews allow the researcher to add a more personal touch to the process. Benefits of this type of interview are the researcher is able to obtain a greater amount of information that is more informative for use in the study. The interviewer is able to read the participants nonverbal cues as they answer questions. The participant would not need to have the ability to read or write in this setting (Boswell & Cannon, 2011, pp. 229-230). According to Burns & Grove (2009) interviews are more effective than questionnaires due to a higher response. Limitations of a face to face interview are that the method could be not only time consuming, but expensive as well (Boswell & Cannon, 2011, p. 230).

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