OHSU

Family Centered Care

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Our patient and family-centered care philosophy means we consider you an important part of your child's healthcare team. We encourage your involvement in the decision-making and planning for your child's care. We recognize you and your family are your child's primary source of strength and support, and your participation is very important to their comfort, treatment and recovery.  

Patient and Family-Centered Care is guided by four principles:

Dignity and respect:  We listen to and honor your perspectives, beliefs and choices.   

Information sharing:  We want you to receive timely, complete and accurate information in order to participate effectively in care and decision-making.  

Participation: We encourage and support your participation in care and decision-making at the level you choose.   

Collaboration:  We include patients and families in the evaluation and development of hospital policies and program, as well as in the delivery of patient care    

Your family can count on:

  • High-quality care

  • Respect

  • Emotional Support

  • Accessible information  

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