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By Tejal Gandhi | Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018
IHI has convened a new National Steering Committee for Patient Safety to address preventable medical harm in the US by using a public health framework.

 

Tag(s): Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Patient/Family Member
By Kimberly Mitchell | Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015
Delia Cooper has attended three IHI National Forums as a patient/family advisor (PFA). She shares her experience as a PFA storyboard presenter at the 2014 National Forum below.I got the news – a broken foot, two long bones and a cracked joint on the top. My husband challenged me as I donned the clumsy boot, “You’re NOT going to the Forum in Orlando, are you?” I gave him a determined grin, “Oh yes, I am! I can’t miss the IHI Forum. It is the BEST health care conference in the world. I love the IH ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Care, Person- and Family-Centered Care, National Forum, Patient/Family Member
By Kimberly Mitchell | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014
The annual James B. Conway Scholarship to attend IHI’s National Forum is awarded to one patient and family advisor each year. This post was written by Angela Zambeaux, a Senior Project Manager at IHI, who is engaged in IHI’s work in person- and family-centered care.“The best thing about attending the Forum was networking with other people doing great work in patient engagement – patient and family advisors, advocates, and patient- and family-centered care professionals,” says Brandelyn Bergsedt, ... read full post

 

Tag(s): National Forum, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient/Family Member, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement
By John Gauthier | Monday, Jul 07, 2014
Peter Libby is a registered nurse with more than 25 years of nursing experience. The following post is from a letter he wrote to IHI Director Kelly McCutcheon Adams about his experience in the health care system as a patient diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Libby, 51, shares his story of deciding what his end-of-life care wishes are after a series of debilitating hospitalizations for septic shock. I am a Registered Nurse (RN) with over 25 years of nursing experience. I have had the good fortune t ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Palliative Care, Disease Management, Changes, Patient/Family Member, Patient & Family Centered Care, End of Life Care, The Conversation Project, Conversation Ready, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Sepsis
By John Gauthier | Monday, Apr 28, 2014
IHI Lead for Public and Patient Engagement Martha Hayward is faculty for the IHI Expedition on Patient and Family Advisors Getting the Most Out of Your Partnership. In this interview with IHI project assistant Sarah Konstantino, she talks about the keys to identifying the most effective patient and family advisors. Q Why is it so important to have patient and family advisors?I am really glad you asked me that question because most people jump to the idea that the most important thing is having a ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Engage Patients and Families in Care, Engage Patients and Families in Improvement, Person- and Family-Centered Care, Patient/Family Member, Family caregivers and caregiving - all aspects, Family Health Team, Patient & Family Centered Care, Patient Engagement, Senior Leader/Administrator
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