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

Patient-Centered Care: Pairing Medicine and Compassion
In an SFGate article, a doctor shares how she became more patient-centered in her approach to care, evolving her focus from primarily treating a patient’s illness to one who takes into account the full personhood of a patient in order to identify what matters most to them. Learn more strategies at the 2019 IHI Summit on Improving Patient Care.

Caring Creatively for an Aging Population
The IHI-led Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative is partnering with Case Western Reserve University and CVS Health’s MinuteClinic to spread the principles of age-friendly care to older adults and communities.

Listen to Patients: The Discomfort Is Worth It
Listening to a patient share an experience of harm may be uncomfortable, but it can spur health care professionals in a way that data cannot. One patient shares his experience of medical harm and why patients’ voices need to be heard.

Deprescribing Can Mean Fewer Opioids, More Grateful Patients
Fears and false assumptions may get in the way of deprescribing opioids, even when it’s warranted. The experience of a team of ED physicians may surprise many: their opioid deprescribing protocol is achieving better results in pain control, fewer side effects, and reduced dosing of individual medications. Learn more about effective deprescribing approaches at the IHI National Forum.

Getting Your Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney in Order
Having conversations about your end-of-life wishes is crucial to ensuring that your values are honored if there comes a time when you cannot speak for yourself. This Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials article outlines the three major steps that everyone 18 years of age and older should take now to ensure that their wishes are honored later.

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