Parents and families as partners in the care of pediatric cardiology patients

Progress in Pediatric Cardiology, 02/24/2012

The medical system provides few tools to aid parents in this "partnership" process. Authors propose that parents be given specific resources to help them navigate the healthcare system and thereby provide better support for their children, and that pediatric cardiologists and their staffs use the principles of patient– and family–centered care to help parents become more effective advocates for their children.

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