Patient and Family Centered Care: Partnering with Patients and Families

Family members are encouraged to take an active role in the care provided to their children at CHOC. In this CHOC Radio interview, Marta Gebo, patient and family-centered care coordinator, talks about the many ways CHOC physicians, nurses and staff partner with patients and families.

Staff support the core principles of patient and family-centered care: dignity and respect, information sharing, collaboration, and participation.

Marta explains how unique the family dynamic is in the pediatric health care setting. CHOC doesn’t define a family, but lets the patient and family tell staff who is important to them, she says. For a younger child, it may be mom and dad. For an adolescent, a boyfriend or girlfriend can play an important part in the healing process.

Enjoy hearing more from Marta in this episode.

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