Patients as Partners: How to Involve Patients and Families in Their Own Care
The Joint Commission
Softcover: 76 pages
The Joint Commission
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As the patient’s role as part of the health care team continues to expand and grow, patient and family involvement is more important than ever to achieve safe and error-free patient care.
Written by the Joint Commission, this book, Patients as Partners, teaches health care workers how to create a culture of safety that accepts patients/families as part of the health care team, as well as how to:
- Open the lines of communication between them and their patients/caregivers families
- Create patient/family education programs that teach patients how to be involved and how to recognize errors pertaining to medication, hand hygiene, wrong-site surgery, correct patient identification, and more
- Evaluate each patient’s level of health literacy regardless of what language they speak or their reading level
- Address the education and involvement needs for special patient populations, such as pediatric, geriatric, chronic, and limited English-speaking patients
Especially helpful to your best practices benchmarking and survey preparations, this publication also compiles many examples of what The Joint Commission has seen other organizations do to achieve, facilitate, or promote patient/family involvement in their own healthcare organizations.
The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the US. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Since 1951, the Joint Commission has maintained state-of-the-art standards that focus on improving the quality and safety of care provided by health care organizations. The Joint Commission's comprehensive accreditation process evaluates an organization's compliance with these standards and other accreditation requirements.
(information from The Joint Commission, the publisher)
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