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Hospitals Urged to Review Visitation Policies
Health Leaders Media

Hospitals are considering allowing families 24 hour access to their loved ones — but some hospital employees worry that relaxing security policies will come to mean the end of boundaries in care settings.

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) is challenging hospitals to reevaluate their visitation policies. Through its Better Together Campaign, IPFCC hopes to raise awareness of the benefits of unrestrictive visitation policies and make hospital leaders aware of negative consequences associated with restrictive visitation policies.