Person/Patient and Family Engagement (PFE)
Person/Patient and Family Engagement, or PFE, is a way to describe people, their families, and health professionals working together in collaboration. PFE builds relationships between the individual seeking care and the provider (and healthcare system). It shapes care around the individual needs. PFE is critical during every interaction with the healthcare provider across the entire healthcare industry—hospital, community, rehabilitative center, ambulatory care, primary care. This page focuses on PFE in practice settings.