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- 1Knowledge of the patient’s experience and perspective is essential to practice culturally effective care that promotes patient dignity, comfort, and autonomy.
- 2The patient and family are key decision makers regarding the patient’s medical care.
- 3The interdependence of child and parent, patient and family wishes for privacy, and the evolving independence of the pediatric patient should be respected.
- 4The option of family member presence should be encouraged for all aspects of ED care.
- 5Information should be provided to the family during interventions regardless of the family’s decision to be present or not.
- 6PFCC encourages collaboration with other health care professionals along the continuum of care and acknowledgment of the importance of the patient’s medical home to the patient’s continued well-being.
- 7Institutional policies should be developed for provision of PFCC through environmental design, practice, and staffing in collaboration with patients and families.
- AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2005-2006
- Steven E. Krug, MD, Chairperson
- Thomas Bojko, MD, MS
- Margaret A. Dolan, MD
- Karen Frush, MD
- Robert Sapien, MD
- Kathy N. Shaw, MD, MSCE
- Joan Shook, MD, MBA
- Paul Sirbaugh, DO
- Loren Yamamoto, MD, MPH, MBA
- Jane Ball, RN, DrPH
- Susan Eads Role, JD, MSLS
- EMSC National Resource Center
- Kathleen Brown, MD
- National Association of EMS Physicians
- Kim Bullock, MD
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Dan Kavanaugh, MSW
- Tina Turgel, BSN, RN,C
- Maternal and Child Health Bureau
- Sharon E. Mace, MD
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- David W. Tuggle, MD
- American College of Surgeons
- Susan Tellez
- ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee, 2005-2006
- Beverly H. Bauman, MD, Vice Chair
- Isabel A. Barata, MD
- Jill M. Baren, MD
- Lee S. Benjamin, MD
- Lance A. Brown, MD, MPH
- Joseph H. Finkler, MD
- Ran D. Goldman, MD
- Phyllis L. Hendry, MD
- Martin I. Herman, MD
- Dennis A. Hernandez, MD
- Christy Hewling, MD
- Mark A. Hostetler, MD
- Ramon W. Johnson, MD
- Neil E. Schamban, MD
- Gerald R. Schwartz, MD
- Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD
- Steven E. Krug, MD
- AAP Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD
- AAP Section on Emergency Medicine
- Ronald A. Furnival, MD
- National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center Liaison
- Gregory L. Walker, MD
- Public Relations Committee Liaison
- Nancy Medina, CAE, Staff Liaison
- Tracy Napper, Staff Liaison Assistant
Emergency Nurses Association. Position statement: family presence at the bedside during invasive procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Available at: http://www.ena.org. Accessed March 22, 2006.
- Report of the National Consensus Conference on Family Presence During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Procedures.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005; 21: 787-791
- Death of a child in the emergency department.Ann Emerg Med. 2003; 42: 519-529
- Death of a child in the emergency department.Pediatrics. 2005; 115: 1432-1437
Emergency Nurses Association. Position statement: end-of-life care in the emergency department. Available at: http://www.ena.org. Accessed March 22, 2006.
- Medical home initiatives for children with special needs project advisory committee.Pediatrics. 2002; 110: 184-186
- Family-centered care and the pediatrician’s role.Pediatrics. 2003; 112: 691-696
- Cultural competence and emergency care.Ann Emerg Med. 2002; 40 ([policy statement.]): 546
Approved by the ACEP Board of Directors June 2006. Published simultaneously in Pediatrics.