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Welcome to Patient Experience + News and Trends, AfPE's monthly newsletter. Join us each month for articles, developments and opportunities. If you have information or news you would like considered for the newsletter, please contact

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AfPE Welcomes Our Newest Member and Partner

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
By Smile Train Every year, more than 200,000 babies are born with a cleft lip and/or palate. When left untreated, children with clefts often have difficulty eating, breathing, speaking, and ultimately thriving—contributing to a higher risk of malnutrition, infections, abandonment, or even death. Many of these children face social stigma, making it challenging for them to attend school or, later in life, find a job. Unfortunately, many children with clefts will never receive treatment, primarily due to the cost or lack of access to trained medical professionals.   Tags: education, children
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From The Bedside: Parents as Part of the Pediatric Care Team

Monday, March 20, 2017
By Kelly Hancock,DNP, RN, NE-BC
Involving family in a patient’s plan of care is often beneficial, but this holds particularly true when those patients are children. “Parents have this wealth of information about their child that only they know,” says Rachel Thurman, BSN, RN, CPN, a pediatric nurse at Cleveland Clinic’s Solon Family Health Center. 
Tags: patient engagement, best practices, nursing, integrative care, education, teamwork, family caregiver, children, parents
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