Achieving patient and family engagement through the implementation and evolution of advisory councils across a large health care system

Camille Haycock, Carol Wahl

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Abstract

Over the past decade, hospitals and health care systems have responded to the call for increased patient engagement and person-centered care. Organizations across the country have developed models and tools to assist in the effort toward patient and family engagement in health care delivery. In addition, current literature and trends suggest that patient satisfaction and quality outcomes are improved when patients and families become partners in their own health care and the delivery of that care. However, to formalize a patient-centric structure and process across a large health care system that is aimed at patient and family engagement can be a daunting activity. Utilizing well-established tools, Catholic Health Initiatives was successful in implementing the structures to deploy the ideas of patients and families in multiple facilities and care settings across 19 states. Nursing leaderships, in partnership with patients and their families within this health care delivery system, were the key contributors to the implementation of formalized patient and family advisory councils in hospitals across the enterprise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)242-246
Number of pages5
JournalNursing administration quarterly
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

Keywords

  • advisory councils
  • patient and family
  • patient engagement
  • patient partners
  • person-centered care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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