Karen Wayman, PhD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 05/25/2021

Since 1986, I have worked in hospital settings including Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC, California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and, currently, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. My doctoral dissertation topic in early childhood special-education from the University of California at Berkeley was the “Maternal Care of the Hospitalized Child: Determinants of Parental Efficacy-Beliefs.” Since that time I have used dissertation findings to inform my work as Stanford Children’s Endowed Director of Family-Centered Care.  In this role I am responsible for the dissemination of family-centered principles and practices and oversee Family-Advisory Councils; the Parent Self-Management Program; Parents as Partners in Technology and the FCC-Patient Safety initiative. In 2013, I was appointed the Director of Complex Care and in this role created a new model of family-centered patient care coordination for children with chronic and complex conditions.   Over the last 5 years my primary focus has been to provide opportunities for parents of complex and chronically ill children to provide their perspective in Stanford Children’s policies, quality improvements, safety initiatives and clinical care.