Nurses at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario are committed to providing the highest standard of nursing care to all of patients using a family centred approach. We believe that sick children shouldn't be isolated from their families but should be cared for within the family unit. The care we provide is anchored in respect, recognizing the expertise and continuous role of the family in their child or youth’s life. At CHEO, families are equal partners on the health care team.
CHEO nurses recognize that a family includes individuals that offer comfort and love to a patient, while also providing emotional, spiritual and physical support.
CHEO strives to provide a warm and nurturing environment for children and their families, and outstanding opportunities for our nurses. Our family- centered care environment allows nurses to act as teachers, mentors, researchers, problem-solvers, decision-makers and advocates to these families, while at the same time allowing the staff members to explore and expand their own capabilities and strengths.