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In the Spotlight
Giving Patients and Families the Tools to Be Health Care Improvers
Listen to a recent WIHI audio program to learn how some organizations are providing essential improvement training to patients and families, to deepen their engagement with improvement projects and care redesign.
Saving a Death When We Cannot Save a Life in the ICU
JAMA Internal Medicine
article, a physician offers an important perspective on the moments before intubation occurs in a critically ill patient.People Are Solutions, Not Problems and Other Chronic Health Lessons Learned
Engaging patients and family members as experts in their health can help solve difficult and persistent problems. Dr. America Bracho describes the case for active participation of patients and families in their own health care and in the improvement of the health care system.
Engaging Patients and Families in Co-Designing Care
Have you ever had an “improvement resistant” project? Maybe that’s because it didn’t take into consideration the needs, preferences, and insights of patients. Learn about how involving patients and families in co-designing programs or systems is key to their success.
Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Good Health
Ask Me 3 is an IHI/NPSF educational program and resources to help improve doctor-patient communication by encouraging patients and families to ask three specific questions of their providers, so they better understand their health conditions and what they need to do to stay healthy.