The Beryl Institute's White Paper on Child Life

The ACLP Patient Experience Committee worked in collaboration with the Beryl Institute to produce a white paper, What Patient Experience Can Learn from Child Life Professionals.

The paper explores the value and impact of child life efforts and the core philosophies of child life that could inform patient experience efforts more broadly. In the paper, contributors shared their insights and personal stories addressing the role of child life in patient and family experience overall and key philosophies of child life practice that can inform patient experience efforts. The paper includes an overview of seven concepts that can guide experience efforts and offers direct considerations for action relevant across healthcare settings.

To purchase and download the white paper, visit The Beryl Institute's Store.

About The Beryl Institute:

The Beryl Institute is the global community of practice dedicated to improving the patient experience through collaboration and shared knowledge. We define patient experience as the sum of all interactions, shaped by an organization’s culture, that influence patient perceptions across the continuum of care.

About the Association of Child Life Professionals:

Established as a nonprofit organization in 1982,ACLP advances the field of child life by establishing and maintaining professional standards, enhancing the professional growth and development of members, and advancing the credibility of the child life profession by fostering research and promoting the standards of child life practice on a national and international level. The Association represents trained professionals with expertise in helping infants, children, youth, and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury and treatment.

About ACLP