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Comment & Response
March 2016

Upholding Family-Centered Care in the Face of High-Consequence Pathogens—Thinking Inside the Room—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 3Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(3):299. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.4515

In Reply We appreciate the response by Curley and Meyer to our Viewpoint titled “Family-Centered Care and High-Consequence Pathogens: Thinking Outside the Room”1 and the continued dialogue regarding family-centered care and high-consequence pathogens. We agree with the assertion that family-centered care and parental presence remain a vital component of pediatric health care delivery. As such, we take issue with the contention that infection control practices that promote safety are “inhumane.”

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