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

It's Time to Talk About Death
In a New York Times article, a physician discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on how crucial it is for individuals to express their preferences for end-of-life care. Helpful resources include The Conversation Project Conversation Starter Kits and the Center to Advance Palliative Care COVID-19 communication guides and scripts.

Social Connection During a Time of Social Distancing
Our health, even our life, hinges now on an entire community feeling and acting responsibly. It hinges on the recognition that we are dependent on and responsible for everyone. In this blog post, The Conversation Project's Ellen Goodman notes that we have to step up to the moment and see ourselves as one community, one country.

Finding “HOPE” in Behavioral Health Care in the Emergency Department
Providing better behavioral health care can help avoid unnecessary inpatient admissions and alleviate demand on limited ED staff and resources. Learn about the approach one ED team is taking in an excerpt from the IHI White Paper, Improving Behavioral Health Care in the Emergency Department and Upstream.

Providing Safe, High-Quality Maternity Care in Rural US Hospitals
A new IHI Innovation Report examines the challenges and gaps that rural health care organizations in the US face; presents a synthesis of published evidence and effective approaches developed by clinicians and leaders; and describes potential strategies for providing safe, high-quality maternity care in rural areas.

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