Patient and Family Centred Care (PFCC), or Family Centred Care, is involving the patient and their family in making decisions about their care, and much more:
We believe that while health professionals are the experts on health and disease, family members are experts on the patient. Family is also a patient’s primary strength and support. Information from patients and families can be helpful to staff, improve care and help us design better programs and friendlier systems.
Everyone’s role is important, and what we do together is greater than what either of us can do separately to achieve the best health for our loved ones.
Therefore, our care is based on partnerships with families, health care providers, and community supports throughout the Maritime Provinces. We encourage you to become an active partner in your and your loved one’s health care.
IWk patients and families are partners in their care. The document Partners in Care: Our Shared Rights and Responsibilities, explains the rights of patients and families as well as staff and describes shared responsibilities as partners in their health care.
Everyone (patients, families, staff, physicians, learners, researchers and volunteers) has the RIGHT to…
Do you have an exceptional experience to share about an IWK staff member, physician, or team that demonstrates outstanding patient and family centred care principles, focusing on dignity and respect, information sharing, participation, and collaboration?
You are invited to submit a nomination for the 2019 IWK Family Leadership Council Award for Excellence in Patient and Family Centred Care.
Learn more about the award and nominate someone here.Share
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