Person-Centered Care at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Person-Centered Care is a featured topic track at the 2018 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

Complex Care Management: Caring for the Whole Person
A Better Care Playbook blog post uses two patient stories to illustrate how complex care management programs focused on elements such as understanding the whole person and care coordination are providing more person-centered care that better meets patients' needs.

Education May Better Equip Nurses for End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer
Having end-of-life care conversations can be difficult, even for the most experienced care team members. This study by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York demonstrates how training and education can help. The Conversation Project’s free health care resources page is a great place to start.

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
In a 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.   

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