​Person-Centered Care is a featured track at the 2019 IHI National Forum​.

Person- and Family-Centered Care

​Our goal: Usher in a new era of partnerships between clinicians and individuals where the values, needs, and preferences of the individual are honored; the best evidence is applied; and the shared goal is optimal functional health and quality of life. More >>

In the Spotlight

5 Things Hospitals Can Do to Keep Women from Dying During Childbirth
In this STAT article describes five steps one health system took to reduce maternal mortality, which can be easily adopted by other systems that care for women during and after pregnancy. Join the free six-month IHI Better Maternal Outcomes Rapid Improvement Network that begins October 8.

Why Knowing the Difference Between Curing and Healing Matters
The fear of taking away hope can be harmful to patients — and clinicians. This IHI blog post by IHI Senior Fellow Len Berry proposes that when a clinician helps ease a patient’s mind — with accurate information, realistic expectations, and a humane touch — cure may not be involved, but healing can still take place.

Health Care as a Team Sport: Making the Patient the Captain
This Cardinal Health article discusses the importance of making patients an integral part of their health care team.

"Good Death": Choosing How to Live and How to Die
In this WedMD article, Patty Webster and Kate DeBartolo from The Conversation Project share their thoughts and personal stories regarding making your end-of-life care wishes known and the importance of having a health care proxy. They prompt readers to ask themselves: Who would you trust, and who do you think could really speak for you?

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