We at ECHN are committed to developing partnerships between our providers, patients and families and we are looking for individuals to volunteer on our Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to share their insights and ideas to improve the experience of patients and their family members in our hospital. This collaboration is necessary for the delivery of safe and effective care. Patient- and family-centered care includes:
- Dignity and Respect: For patients’ values, preferences, and needs.
- Information Sharing: Healthcare practitioners communicate and share timely, complete, and accurate information with patients and families in order to effectively participate in care and decision making.
- Participation: Patients and families are encouraged to participate in care and decision-making.
- Collaboration: Patients, families, healthcare practitioners, and healthcare leaders collaborate in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation, as well as in the delivery of care.