Services at Cardon Children's Medical Center  

Family Centered Care

Family Centered Care  

A key function of Child Life is promoting family-centered care, which means involving parents and family members in a child’s care.

The family-centered care philosophy supports the belief that health care providers and the family are partners who work together to meet a child’s needs. It is based on the following core concepts:

  • Choice: We provide the information families need to make educated choices about treatment. Family members cope better with their child’s illness when they understand treatment options.
     
  • Respect: Family-centered care involves respect for each family’s values, beliefs, customs and background. Respect is also demonstrated for family strengths and the central role of the family in a child’s life.
     
  • Information Sharing: Our clinical staff members provide medical information to families and value the personal information families provide about their children.
     
  • Support: We respect families’ decisions, offer comfort as they cope with their child’s illness and work to meet social, developmental and emotional needs.
     
  • Collaboration: Medical staff and family members work together in the best interest of the child. Families are involved in all aspects of planning and delivering medical care.
     
  • Empowerment: Family-centered care acknowledges that family members have the right and authority to care for their children.
Cardon Children's Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-KIDS (5437)
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