BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - Aug 21, 2014) -  Transformative Health, an online publication of the O'Neil Center, today published a two-part interview with Jane Barnsteiner, Ph.D., FAAN, professor emerita of pediatric nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and Joanne Disch, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor ad honorem at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. Drs. Barnsteiner and Disch, along with Mary K. Walton, MSN, MBE, RN, are authors of the new book "Person and Family Centered Care" published by Sigma Theta Tau International.

In the interview, the two nursing leaders address the challenges and strategies facing health care providers in adopting a more person- and family-centered approach to care. The authors also discuss the role of nursing in engaging people and their families, methods for keeping patients and families activated across the care continuum, and opportunities to advance care through technology and other resources.

Part I of the interview:

Part II of the interview:

A free chapter of "Person and Family Centered Care" is available for download:

"Person and Family Centered Care" is available on Amazon:

About the O'Neil Center

The O'Neil Center was founded by GetWellNetwork to advance the science of patient and family engagement. It is the industry's first central resource combining guidance from prominent health care thought leaders, evidence-based research and proven translational tools to move patient and family engagement from theory to practice and measurement.

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