Integrating the family into nursing care

João Frade and Carolina Henriques, researchers from ciTechCare and professors at ESSLei, were the authors of a study recently published in the Revista de Enfermagem Referência, entitled “Integrating the family into nursing care: nurses’ and nursing students’ perspectives.
This study aimed to assess the importance of the family in nursing care in a sample of nursing students and nurses. The results revealed that students attached greater importance to the integration of the family in nursing care. In nurses, the variables age, years of professional practice and training in the family area were associated with a greater importance of integrating the family into nursing care.