Patient and Family Centered Care

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Patient and Family Centered CareThe CCSC member societies strive to optimize education and enhance communication to ensure the best ICU experience for the team of family, patient, and healthcare professionals during life-changing, time-sensitive, critical episodes through identification, codification, and dissemination of effective practices.

Critical care is distinct in that the focus of communication is often more on the family than on the patient (who is often unable to communicate). By supporting the family with the knowledge they need to understand their role in making shared decision the better the experience for the entire team. Further, it is essential that healthcare providers are educated on how to have impactful and serious discussions with the family members of the ICU patient.

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