Family-Centered Care Month: Thank You Events from Parents
Family-Centered Care Staff Appreciation Treats At Various Locations. Employees are invited to stop by for a special treat and thank you from parents.
Every year the Parents as Partners program at Cook Children’s hosts a month of activities for Family Centered Care Month, celebrated nationally every October. This year, the theme is “All Together on the Family-Centered Care Team,” highlighting that families, doctors, nurses, and others are all on the same team with the goal to provide the best care possible. Family-centered care is a way of providing health care that focuses on the whole family, not just patient centered care. The aim is to highlight the pillars of Family-Centered Care: dignity and respect, information sharing, participation, and collaboration.
The Parents as Partners program provides a space for parent voice. It provides opportunities for parents and staff to work together on projects that impact Cook Children’s medical centers. About 70 parent volunteers serve on 17 different Family Advisory Councils. Several of those parents are also on multi-disciplinary committees and mentor other parents. The program also connects families to support groups.
Events for Family-Centered Care Month
Oct. 2-6: Family-Centered Care Month Hall of Fame, Light Court
Oct. 9-13: Family-Centered Care Month Hall of Fame, Prosper
Oct. 7: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Hispanic Family Resource Fair, Decker Board Room. Everyone is invited to attend the fair. This is an opportunity to connect with community resources provided in Spanish.
Oct. 16-20: Family-Centered Care Month awareness projects display in the Atrium at the Medical Center-Fort Worth. Stop by and view the projects that several departments and family advisory councils have brought together to educate everyone about family-centered care. While you are there, vote for the project that best represents family-centered care. Theme: All Together on the Family-Centered Care Team.
Family-Centered Care Staff Appreciation Treats
Employees are invited to stop by for a special treat and thank you from Parents as Partners.
Oct. 16: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Family Support Meeting Center A
Oct. 17: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dodson Conference Room 3B
Oct. 18: 2 to 5 a.m., Family Support Meeting Center A
Oct. 18: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Tower Classroom 1163
Oct. 19: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rosedale Office Building
Oct. 16-19: Prosper (tba)