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"Conversation Ready": A Framework for Improving End-of-Life Care
A new IHI White Paper presents a framework built on five core principles to help health care organizations and clinicians develop reliable processes to engage patients in conversations about their end-of-life care wishes, steward that information, and provide respectful end-of-life care that is concordant with patients’ stated goals, values, and preferences.
Is Co-Design the Key to Successful Complex Care Management?
People with complex care needs may be a small percentage of the overall population, but they’re the patients many of us see most often in our care settings. IHI Director Cory Sevin shares tips for co-designing complex care management.Use Social Marketing to Make Care More Patient Centered
In this IHI Blog post, a veteran health care improver describes how she used social marketing techniques and saw dramatic improvement in her organization’s outreach efforts.With Dementia, More Is Needed Than a Boilerplate Advance Directive
In this The Conversation Project blog post, Katy Butler, author of
The Art of Dying Well
, shares how her family’s experiences with death have informed her end-of-life wishes. This piece underscores the importance of people making their end-of-life wishes known while they can still communicate effectively.
Improvements to Prevent Patient and Family Harm from Disrespect
This study published in the
International Journal for Quality in Health Care
looks at patient and family experience with non-physical harm within the health care system, including emotional, psychological, socio-behavioral or financial harm. Researchers reviewed existing literature to develop an improvement-oriented framework to define and prevent events of non-physical harm.