Benefits of Family Involvement
When families are invited to move beyond a visitor role, and participate in care as they are able, their involvement can lead to better patient health, higher customer satisfaction and improved outcomes.
Surround Design Story
How can family members be better supported in the patient room?
- How might we support the needs of the care partner without impeding clinical needs?
- How might we encourage the engagement of the family for more positive outcomes?
- Beyond approaches like policy change (unrestricted visiting hours) or providing amenities (like pillows and blankets) for family members, what opportunities does the built environment offer for supporting family members?