//Patient and Family-Centered Care
Patient and Family-Centered Care 2017-01-28T09:35:11+00:00

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Patient- and Family-Centered Care means partnering with patients and their families in both inpatient and outpatient settings, not only in their own care, but also in policy development, building planning, review of patient education materials and other UAMS initiatives.

Core Concepts

Dignity & Respect

We listen to and honor patient and family perspectives and choices. Patient and family knowledge, values, beliefs and cultural backgrounds are incorporated into the planning and delivery of care.

Information Sharing

Health care teams communicate and share complete and unbiased information with patients and families in ways they can understand. Patients and families receive timely, complete, and accurate information in order to effectively participate in care and decision-making.


Patients and families are encouraged and supported in participating in care and decision-making at the level they choose.


Patients, families, the health care team and leaders collaborate in policy and program development, implementation, and evaluation; in health care facility design; and in professional education, as well as in the delivery of care.

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For more information contact the UAMS Center for Patients and Families.