Ronald McDonald Family Rooms: Literature review

Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Karen Fisher, Gianfranco Giuntoli
Research Areas: Families & Communities
Funding Agency: Ronald McDonald House Charities Australia

This project is a literature review about the value of Ronald McDonald House Charities' (RMHC) Family Rooms, including their economic costs and benefits, and impact on the wellbeing of the children, families and hospital staff members. Family Rooms are a ‘clinical-free space’ which aims to offer support to families with hospitalised children by offering services, for example kitchen and laundry facilities, and embracing an approach to care that focuses on the family as a whole (family-centred care). The review is designed after observations in the Family Rooms of three hospitals in NSW with staff and families. It informs the development of future research projects to further explore RMHC’s objectives.


Publications

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms: Literature review (PDF) [3 Mb]

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms: Literature review plan (PDF) [276 Kb]