Family Centered Care

Family-centered care describes the way we work with families at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to provide the best care for a hospitalized child. We respect the cultural and personal values and health care decisions of each family along with the recommendations and information provided by the health care team.

The partnership between families and health care providers is grounded in the understanding that everyone's role is important and that what we do together is greater than what any of us can do alone. Following this approach, the caregivers at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital are dedicated to working with families to create a healing environment.

Guiding Principles

We are committed to the following principles in our partnership with families:

  • Ensuring that the best interest of the patient is the foundation of our care
  • Meeting the individual needs of each patient and family
  • Recognizing that everyone's role is important to achieve the best care
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with patients and family members that are based on trust
  • Helping families remain together during the hospital stay
  • Creating a physical environment that supports the needs of families
  • Providing developmentally appropriate support to sibling
  • Providing information and education to families
  • Supporting families in the role of caregiving by building on their strengths
  • Maintaining professional excellence
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