[NFIMR] Home Interview Option?

Rosemary Fournier rfournie at mphi.org
Thu Oct 14 13:04:46 EDT 2010

Hi Julie, 
It is true that face to face is always preferable, much richer information can be gathered, Mom/family's perception of the care and services, as well as the opportunity to offer support services and assess needs for referrals.  
That said, some of our Michigan sites have had success in sending out a much more brief tool  with key home interview questions and have had some success in getting those back.  If it helps to gain some insight it may be more helpful than to have nothing but the medical chart abstraction.    
rosemary fournier


From: nfimr-bounces at suse.acog.org on behalf of Julie Rother
Sent: Wed 10/13/2010 3:18 PM
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Subject: [NFIMR] Home Interview Option?



I am new to this list serve and fairly new to the FIMR process.  We have had a few times already when parents do not want to participate in the home interview for one reason or another.  This makes getting a complete picture very difficult and challenges the case review discussion.  When I explained this to our CRT, one of them made the suggestion that we possibly offer parents who refuse the home interview the option of completing the home interview questions on paper (of course the questions would be adapted appropriately) for the "greater good" and returning it to us in the mail.  I am curious what others of you, who have been with the process longer, think of this suggestion.  Thank you for any feedback you can provide.



Julie Rother, R.N., BSN

Director of Public Health Nursing

Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department

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