Family Presence

Main Points


  • Providing the best care for patients is the primary goal of emergency physicians and nurses.
  • The option of family member presence should be encouraged for all aspects of emergency care.
  • Family presence should never be forced on a family or the emergency staff. Hospital policy determines whether or not a family member can be present during a medical procedure.
  • Relatives who remain with loved ones who are in critical condition often express appreciation for the efforts of emergency teams; because they understand that truly dedicated efforts were made.
  • Emergency physicians save lives every day. We are experts in adult and pediatric emergencies.
Family Presence Fact Sheet


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