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In this video program, a staff nurse and nursing student use the Family Preferences Index to work with the daughter of a hospitalized older adult to ascertain her interest and availability in being a part of her mother's care. As a result of the interview, unit staff developing a plan of care for the mother is better able to "save" certain care activities until the daughter is present to participate. Using the tool also helps to identify areas where the daughter will need specific training in anticipation of discharge and full-time caregiving for her mother.

Purpose of Activity

To familiarize registered professional nurses with the Family Preferences Index, an approach for assessing family preferences for participation in the care of hospitalized older adults.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the need for the Family Preference Index.
  2. Describe how to administer the Family Preferences Index.
Price: $12.95


  • ANCC 1.0 CH
  • DC - BON 1.0 CH
  • FL - BON 1.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.
The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product.

Published: September 2008
Expires: 3/6/2020
Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Deborah Messecar, PhD, MPH, RN, CNS, Bethel Ann Powers, PhD, RN and Corey L. Nagel, MS, MPH, RN