Family Centered Care (FCC)
FCC is a philosophy of care that acknowledges the importance of the family unit as the fundamental focus of all health care interventions.
In pediatric healthcare, the elements of FCC recognize each family’s uniqueness, acknowledge the influence of the family as the constant in the child's life. It also emphasizes the importance of providing services that demonstrate the value of collaboration between the healthcare provider, the child and the family.
FCC is an approach that shapes health care policies , programs facility design, and day-to-day interaction among patients, family, physicians, nurse and other healthcare professionals. FCC is based on the premise that a positive adjustment to a child's level of health and well-being requires the involvement of the whole family.
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