CPN | Core Concepts
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Core Concepts

As you navigate the medical “system” and your family’s wishes, goals and values, you will likely come across some or all of these concepts. Understanding them will help you be the best possible advocate for your child. We have provided definitions for each concept below as a starting point. As you explore the CPN site you will also find these concepts woven throughout, providing you opportunities to deepen your understanding of each.