Better Together

Families are more than visitors. They're partners in care.

 

 


Resources

Better-Together-PartnersPlease find here a change package of free resources that can help your organization implement a family presence policy.


Tips for Partners and Advisors

  1. Partner Tips is intended to be used by patients and families at the point of care (e.g. at the bedside, in an office or clinic). Tips for Being a Partner in Care »
  2. Conversation Tips is intended to be a resource for patients and families in conversations with healthcare providers, or organizations, or communities. Family Presence Conversations - Tips for Patient, family, advisor and citizen conversations with healthcare partners »

You are welcome to adapt these documents to meet your needs.

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Be part of the pilot for these documents.

The volunteers with ‘IMAGINE CITIZENS Collaborating for Health’ would appreciate your feedback! Please click these links to complete the two surveys about each document:

  1. “Partner” Tips Survey and
  2. “Conversation” Tips Survey.

Comments will be reviewed by IMAGINE CITIZENS’ volunteers so that any significant edits can be incorporated. New versions will be available periodically, every six months or so, through the partner organizations. Thank you for your help!


IPFCC has developed an online toolkit of resources hospitals can use to support this culture shift.

Examples of policies in Canadian hospitals: