core aspects of family conferences …

… Fineberg etal present an empirically derived model of family conferences.

Core aspects include conference organization, negotiation, personal stance and emotional work … all working toward meaningful connections with those involved.

“Emotion work during the family conference appears to function as a crucial gatekeeper to achieving the desired¬†outcome¬†for the meeting.”

Fineberg etal. Communication with Families … J Pall Med. 2011. 14(4):421.