Patient Centered Care and Family Centered Care

As a professional, be aware of the Patient Centered Care model, and the Family Centered Care to help facilitate including people with disabilities in communications, planning and program efforts.

Patient Centered and Family Centered Care are approaches to the planning and delivery of health care. It is a partnership between health care providers, patients, and the families or caregivers. In the Patient Centered Care model the patient or person receiving services and supports is an equal team member. In the Family Centered Care model the family and caregivers are also team members who have a role in ensuring the health and safety of the patient, or person receiving services.

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