Better Together: Partnering with Families

Better Together: Partnering with Families

IPFCC Challenges Hospitals to
Eliminate Restrictive Visiting Policies

“... we need rules that allow all our patients to see the people who love them... We have sacrificed humanity in the name of safety long enough, and now hospitals must make the change necessary to prevent further harm.”

Daniela Lamas, New York Times
Jun 3, 2021

As we learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic, the serious harms of new restrictions on family presence in hospitals and other care settings are increasingly being recognized. To encourage organizations to “revisit” their policies, IPFCC has developed a free, online resource to guide collaborative decision-making in achieving a better balance between benefits and harms – for patients, families, clinicians, and communities.

View the recording of the webinar, Better Together: Recommitting to Family Presence. Additional resources for the webinar are available.

Healthcare Excellence Canada

Learn about Healthcare Excellence Canada's new program, Essential Together, for hospitals and other care settings to support families as essential care partners

Access the Better Together Toolkit

The Better Together Toolkit contains a multitude of other resources you can use to change the concept of families as visitors.



In Partnership With:

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
National Partnership for Women & Families
New Yorkers for Patient & Family Empowerment
Health In Aging Foundation
The DAISY Foundation