(O409) Norma Gill Lecture: Toward a Broader Understanding of Family-Centered Care: Parents of Adult Children

  • Room: Grand Ballroom C1-2 (Grand Ballroom Level)
  • Session Number:O409
Tuesday, June 09, 2015: 2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
/ CEU Credits:1


Kimberly Beach
Program Coordinator
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Patricia Ringos Beach MSN, RN, AOCN, ACHPN
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Patient Navigator
Mercy Cancer Center


This session will use stories and videotaped interviews with parents and adult children to illustrate how principles of growth and development and parenting theory can be applied to family centered care of ill adults with living parents.  Stories will frame the issues of the interrelatedness of illness and independence, fostering resilience and hope, communication and incorporating parental help to improve care for the patient.    Approaches that can be used to foster support will be incorporated. Content for this presentation is derived in part from the presenters’ experience and the American Journal of Nursing 2013 Book of the Year for Consumer Education In the Shadows: Caring for Parents of Seriously Ill Adult Children (2013) Hygeia Media.


Learning Objectives

The participant will be able to:
1. Discuss the effect of health care advances on family structure.
2. Utilize the principles of family centered nursing to examine helpful care giving strategies for ill adult children and their parents.