Partnering with Patients and Families to Enhance Safety and Quality: A Mini Toolkit

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Partnering with Patients and Families to Enhance Safety and Quality: A Mini Toolkit

Description

This toolkit for health care leaders, clinicians, and staff demonstrates ways to partner with patients and families to enhance quality and safety. It provides tools and resources that support efforts to ensure patient care is safe and responsive to the needs, priorities, goals, and values of patients and their families.

The materials found in the toolkit include:

  • Patients and families as advisers in enhancing safety and quality: broadening our vision
  • Patient and family advisers sample application form
  • Patient safety champions: their roles in developing and supporting partnerships with patients and families
  • Tips for group leaders and facilitators on involving patients and families on committees and task forces
  • Applying patient- and family-centered concepts to rapid response teams
  • Selected resources for partnering with patients and families in patient safety

Developer:

Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Funding Sources:

Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: November 2011
Last Updated: 11/23/11

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