The local and global impacts of the pandemic and changing circumstances lead to restricted visiting hours, and directly impacts FCC, the department staff and parents.
Every moment parents have in the NICU with their newborn is precious. While being in the midst of a global pandemic, it became even more clear what the importance and role of Family-Centered Care continues to be.
As a result of the first FCC conference, many changes and improvements were already achieved. However, the continuous and rapidly changing circumstances had negatively impacted the further implementation of Family-Centered practices in the hospital.
Many hospitals worldwide, including ours here on Curaçao, restricted family access. The Curaçao Medical Center shortened visitation to solely a one-time slot of 2 hours per day, affecting department staff and parents instantly. The initial total lockdown on the island impacted many, especially families with sick children, and the possibility to carry out FCC principles immensely, especially in the NICU.
Participants Total 74
Panel Discussion and Q&A | FCC in times of COVID-19
Covid-19 A story of distance | Micha van der Vorst
Introduction Family Centered Care Symposium in times of Covid-19
The impact of Covid-19 on the NICU; Why quality and not quantity | Naijla Duque Monroy
After movie | Family Centered Care Symposium in times of COVID-19
Collateral Damage to Family-Centered Care Caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic | Linda Franck