Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) strives to be the world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children by integrating excellent patient care, innovative research and quality professional education into all of its programs.
The key elements of family-centered care are:
Recognizing that the family is the constant in the child's life
Facilitating family/professional collaboration at all levels of service delivery
Honoring the racial, ethnic, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic diversity of families
Recognizing family strengths and respecting different ways of coping
Encouraging family-to-family support
Sharing with families, on a continuing and supportive basis, complete and unbiased information
Understanding and incorporating the developmental needs of infants, children and adolescents into the delivery system
Implementing policies and programs that provide emotional and financial support
Designing accessible service systems that are flexible, culturally competent and responsive to family-identified needs
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