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Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician's Role

A Pediatric publication - Patient- and Family-Centered Care and the Pediatrician's Role. In pediatrics, patient- and family-centered care is based on the understanding that the family is the child's primary source of strength and support. Further, this approach to care recognizes that the perspectives and information provided by families, children, and young adults are essential components of high-quality clinical decision-making, and that patients and family are integral partners with the health care team. This policy statement outlines the core principles of patient- and family-centered care, summarizes some of the recent literature linking patient- and family-centered care to improved health outcomes, and lists various other benefits to be expected when engaging in patient- and family-centered pediatric practice.



Building Culturally Competent Organizations

What is a culturally competent organization? Why is it important to be culturally competent? When does an organization need to become culturally competent? How do you create a culturally competent organization? Read this article to find the answers to these questions.



America's Best Cities for Young Professionals

Find out which cities are best for young professionals. Is your city one of them?



The New Rules of Mentoring

Finding a professional mentor can be a daunting task. The world is changing, and so is the way we communicate and work with one another. While mentoring still plays a critically important role, it has taken on new forms due to escalating workloads, increasing demand and changing technology considerations. This article explains fundamental shifts in the way that mentoring relationships work.



Young Professionals with Disabilities Host First Event

A group of young professionals with disabilities host first meeting to encourage peer networking, volunteerism and career guidance among those with disabilities.



Promising Practices in Family Mentorship: A Guidebook for MCHB-LEND Training Programs


A guidebook for MCHB-LEND training programs. Available on the AUCD site.

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