Working in pediatrics provides physicians and nurses a unique opportunity: to build a relationship not only with your patient but also with their family. By forming this relationship, you can understand how the family operates, what stresses they may be under, and how they manage challenges. This family centered manner of care can be of great use should the family be faced with an illness or injury. Your knowledge of the family allows you to remind them of their strengths during a traumatic event and through recovery. In addition, your relationship with the family can help you provide trauma-informed care tailored to the needs of that family.

What are the ways you build a relationship with your patients and their families?