Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [US] – June 2012

Posted on June 18, 2012. Filed under: Clin Governance / Risk Mgmt / Quality, Patient Participation, Patient Safety | Tags: |

Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Environmental Scan Report – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [US] – June 2012

“This report was prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) under contract HHSA 290-200-600019. It presents the results of an environmental scan conducted by AIR to serve as an evidence-based foundation for the development of the Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Hospital Care.”

Extract from the executive summary:

“This goal of this project is to promote patient and family engagement in hospital settings by developing, implementing, and evaluating the Guide to Patient and Family Engagement: Enhancing the Quality and Safety of Hospital Care (hereafter referred to as the Guide). The Guide will comprise tools, materials, and/or training for patients, family members, health professionals (e.g., hospital clinicians, staff), hospital leaders, and those who will implement the materials in the Guide. Our preliminary vision of the Guide included four components, each with a series of “tools” (e.g., materials, resources, items for training): (1) Patient and Family Active Involvement Materials; (2) Patient and Family Organizational Partnership Materials; (3) Health Professional Materials; and (4) Leadership and Implementation Materials. The tools in the Guide are intended to:

Support the involvement of patients and family members in the safety and quality of their care.
Encourage the involvement of patients and family members in improving quality and safety within the hospital setting.
Facilitate the creation of partnerships between health professionals and patients/family members.
Outline the steps needed to implement changes.”

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