Patient- and Family-Centered Care Innovations

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Innovations Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Patient- and family-centered care is an approach to health care planning, delivery, and evaluation that encourages patient involvement and partnership among health care providers, patients, and families. Important concepts include respect and dignity, information sharing, participation, and collaboration.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that integrated principles of patient- and family-centered care into the delivery of services, contributing to better outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.

The featured QualityTools include a toolbox to assist health care professionals in implementing and meeting patient- and family-centered care goals, a tool for providers to assess their own ability to integrate patients and family members into the care process, and evidence-based strategies for hospitals to implement patient- and family-centered care practices.

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