Tag Archives: home care

Patient and Family Engagement

The Challenge of Accidental Engagement

Watching coverage of rescues following tropical storm Harvey reinforced my growing awareness of a national problem. And I’m not thinking about storms and flooding (although the calamity continues). I’m increasingly aware of a large population of individuals and—if they’re lucky—their family caregivers who are engaged in challenging home care situations, often hidden, often without training or […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Home Care

Patient Engagement Begins at Home

When I think about patient engagement, I’m usually thinking of patients and caregivers engaged in care plans directed and managed by healthcare professionals. The settings most familiar to me include hospitals, physician practices, and ambulatory care offices, such as physical therapy practices, urgent care facilities, and community clinics. I’m not usually thinking of home care. Patient […]