What does Family-Centred Care mean?
- All people are treated with respect and dignity
- Health care providers share complete information with families
- Families and clients participate in direct care and decision-making
- Families and providers work together to develop policies and programs, education of staff and delivery of care
We believe in:
- Families as the constant in a child’s life… Service systems and personnel within those systems fluctuate
- Facilitation of parent/professional collaboration at all levels of health care
- Sharing of unbiased and complete information with parents about their child’s care on an ongoing basis in an appropriate and supportive manner
- Implementation of appropriate policies and programs that are comprehensive and provide emotional and financial support to meet the needs of families
- Recognition of family strengths and individuality, and respect for different methods of coping
- Understanding and incorporating the developmental and emotional needs of infants, children, and adolescents and their families into health care delivery systems.
- Encouragement and facilitation of parent-to-parent support
- Assurance that the design of health care delivery systems is flexible, accessible, and responsive to family needs
- Honoring the racial, ethnic, socio-economic and cultural values and diversity in families