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Patient- and Family-Centered Care

At the heart of patient- and family-centered care here at UAMS is the belief that nurses and families are partners, working together to best meet the needs of each patient. Excellence in health care happens when we work together and honor the expertise each individual brings to every health encounter.

At UAMS, nursing has embraced this concept by moving our nursing hand-off/report to the bedside at each shift change and by conducting interdisciplinary rounding each day with our health care teams. We acknowledge that families are allies for quality and safety at UAMS.

By working together, patients, families and nurses are strengthened by their partnership and shared knowledge. This results in the highest quality of care. Please review ourĀ Patient- and Family-Centered Care Core Concepts.