Evaluating the Family Partnership Model (FPM) program and implementation in practice in New South Wales, Australia

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Journal Article
Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2007, 25 (2), pp. 28 - 35
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Objective: This study investigates participants' experiences of implementing and educating colleagues in the Family Partnership Model (FPM). Design: Qualitative research approaches using content analysis. Setting: NSW child and family health services. Subjects: Seven child and family health professionals. Intervention: Implementation of the FPM facilitators education program to develop the competence of participants as FPM facilitators. Main Outcome: Findings from this study identify that the FPM built on and extended existing knowledge and was relevant and useful to clinical practice. Further, the FPM's value is evident in participants' positive comments about it and their ability to successfully implement it in their practice and educate and encourage colleagues to do the same. Conclusions: The study has identified that the sustainability of FPM program and implementation depends on adequate support for practitioners/ facilitators, and the commitment of resources to this process overall.
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