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Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care

January 1, 2012

This report defines person- and family-centered care (PFCC), and outlines the central tenets of each caring philosophy. It explains that family caregivers can be an invaluable source of care for their loved ones and argues that public policies should be instituted to provide greater support to these caregivers, particularly when it comes to supporting and coordinating care among nurses, direct care workers, and other professional caregivers.

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Key Takeaways

PFCC promotes choice, purpose, and meaning in daily life, and supports well-being for individuals and families.
A PFCC approach recognizes family caregivers as individuals needing support, not just a “resource” to loved ones.
To promote adoption of PFCC, policies should support adherence, continuity, interdisciplinary teams, and provision.

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