The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rapid changes to policies and practices that support family/caregiver presence and partnership in care. Despite many improvements in the implementation of family/caregiver presence in recent years, COVID-19 has challenged organizations across the country like never before in managing the tension between patient and family centred and partnered care and infection control and safety.
Join the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement on Monday, April 20 as we explore:
- Partnership in Care: What do family presence policies currently look like during this pandemic? What factors came into consideration as decisions were rapidly made and with whom? How has this been communicated to patients, families, caregivers?
- Impact of COVID-19: How are families/caregivers enabled to continue as ‘partners in care’ during the pandemic? How will family presence policies and practices be recalibrated as the pandemic begins to resolve?
- Lessons Learned: What key lessons have you reflected on as you consider the current tension between patient and family centred and partnered care and infection control?