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Partnering with Parents and Families to Provide Safer Care: Seeing and Achieving Safer Care through the Lens of Patients and Families

PIPSQC is pleased to announce a new article published in Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics"Partnering with Parents and Families to Provide Safer Care: Seeing and Achieving Safer Care through the Lens of Patients and Families" - co-authored by PIPSQC Ambassador Lead, Dale Ann Micalizzi, and PIPSQC Ambassadors, Thomas Dahlborg and Dr. Hannah Zhu.

OPINION STATEMENT
Humans function best within relationships that are supportive, nurturing, collaborative, and filled with mutual respect. Why, then, do these relationships seem to disappear at the clinical bedside? For both clinicians and patients and their families, the need for empathy and compassion is never greater than during a time of sickness and tragedy. This is especially true in pediatric care, among some of our most vulnerable patients. The best medical care and the safest outcomes derive from collaborative relationships. In true partnerships, clinicians feel comfortable expressing their own humanity, and patients and their families are satisfied that they are being heard. With empathetic communication to family-centered care process, we can create a profound setting for healing.

For more information or to access the full article, please visit:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40746-015-0034-4