Family-centered care and the pediatrician's role

Title

Family-centered care and the pediatrician's role

Creator

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Hospital Care

Publisher

Pediatrics

Date

2003

Subject

Child; Humans; Adult; Parent-Child Relations; Professional-Family Relations; Physician's Role; adolescent; Family/psychology; Adolescent Transitions; Hospitalized/psychology

Description

Drawing on several decades of work with families, pediatricians, other health care professionals, and policy makers, the American Academy of Pediatrics provides a definition of family-centered care. In pediatrics, family-centered care is based on the understanding that the family is the child's primary source of strength and support. Further, this approach to care recognizes that the perspectives and information provided by families, children, and young adults are important in clinical decision making. This policy statement outlines the core principles of family-centered care, summarizes the recent literature linking family-centered care to improved health outcomes, and lists various other benefits to be expected when engaging in family-centered pediatric practice. The statement concludes with specific recommendations for how pediatricians can integrate family-centered care in hospitals, clinics, and community settings as well as in more broad systems of care.
2003

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

691-697

Issue

3

Volume

112

Citation

American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Hospital Care, “Family-centered care and the pediatrician's role,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 6, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12651.

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