Become a Patient and Family Advisor
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is committed to delivering patient- and family-centered care. The core concepts of patient- and family-centered care are:
Dignity and RespectHonoring patient and family perspectives and choices and incorporating their knowledge, values, beliefs and cultural backgrounds into the planning and delivery of care.
Information SharingHealth care practitioners communicate and share complete and unbiased information with patients and families in a timely manner, enabling them to effectively participate in care and decision-making.
ParticipationPatients and families are encouraged and supported in participating in care and decision-making at the level they choose.
CollaborationHealth care leaders collaborate with patients and families in policy and program development, implementation and evaluation; in health care facility design; and in professional education, as well as in the delivery of care.
What is a Patient and Family Advisor?
Collaborations at SCCA include patients and family members who volunteer to become Patient and Family Advisors. Patient and Family Advisors help us provide the best possible care experience by participating on committees, focus groups and patient panels to help us better understand the patient’s point of view. Advisors help us establish systems that are easier for patients to understand and help us better understand patient needs. By working in partnership with staff and providers, respecting that we each have something important to offer, Patient and Family Advisors help us enrich the care experience for patients and families while making the job of providing care a simpler, more cost-effective and even more positive experience for our staff.
You have a unique perspective. Please consider sharing it with us.