ArticlesPromoting Family-Centered Care in High Risk PregnancyMartin-Arafeh, Julie M. RNC, MSN; Watson, Candace L. RN, BSN; Baird, Suzanne McMurtry RN, MSNAuthor Information Perinatal Consultant, Harvey, Troiano and Associates Irving, Texas Staff Nurse Labor and Delivery, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California Instructor, Vanderbilt University, School of Nursing, Nashville, Tennessee Senior Consultant for Critical Care Obstetrics, Harvey, Troiano and Associates, Irving, Texas The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: June 1999 - Volume 13 - Issue 1 - p 27-42 Buy Abstract Complications during pregnancy heralds a time of increased stress and anxiety for the obstetric patient and her family. Separation from family and home is a common stressor. Incorporating key elements of family-centered care into the policies of the obstetric units that support the health care team to include the family in the plan of care are crucial to family functioning during this difficult time. Assessment of the family and interventions to support family functioning can be structured using the Calgary Family Assessment Model and the Calgary Family Intervention Model. Models that emphasize the family assist the health care team to shift from a plan focused on the medical aspects of care to one that is incorporated to include the woman's family, the base of her support. Copyright © 1999 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.