What role does the patient and their family have?
Patients and their family members are the most important members of the care team. Patients can express and share important information about their health, their values and their needs to the rest of the care team who will work to provide the best care that centres around the needs of the patient and their family. Family members can also provide valuable information and support to the care team and family is anyone a patients chooses to call their family.
The number and type of other professionals on a patients care team really depends on the individuals situation and needs.