PRIFAM : A Shared Experience Leading to the Transformation of Everyone Involved

PRIFAM : A Shared Experience Leading to the Transformation of Everyone Involved

PRIFAM : A Shared Experience Leading to the Transformation of Everyone Involved

PRIFAM : A Shared Experience Leading to the Transformation of Everyone Involveds

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Référence bibliographique [11478]

Pelchat, Diane. 2010. «PRIFAM : A Shared Experience Leading to the Transformation of Everyone Involved ». Journal of Child Health Care, vol. 14, no 3, p. 211-224.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«This article presents the context from which the PRIFAM emerged and an overview of the changes in the way family adaptation has been viewed through the last five decades. This is followed by a description of the PRIFAM, the research conducted in association with it, and the impacts of the program.» (p. 212)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


«A number of evaluative research projects focusing on the PRIFAM have highlighted the program’s many positive impacts for professionals and family members alike. Numerous hospital settings have implemented the PRIFAM in their perinatal units. In addition to constantly evolving with and addressing the needs of families and health professionals, the PRIFAM cultivates a close reciprocal link between research and clinical practice, contributing to their mutual enrichment, and this is one of the program’s major strengths. The reflective and interdisciplinary nature of the PRIFAM training, in a partnership context, means families are supported by clinicians from the moment the diagnosis is disclosed. Families then benefit from an intervention that addresses their needs at the individual, parental, conjugal and extra-familial levels. [T]he PRIFAM’s adaptation/transformation model offers professionals a new lens, a means for understanding the families’ experience. The partnership and the reflective approach, as relational foundations of the PRIFAM, suggest ways for developing the alliance with families. Such applications are not restricted to the specific situation of parents with a child with a disability; they are relevant on all levels of the development cycle of familial life. The testimonies of many professionals have confirmed the possible generalization of those principles to other clienteles who could benefit from the actualization of their resources within complementary relationships.» (p. 221-222)