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Engaging Patients in Infection Prevention

First, Seek to Understand

I have been working in infectious diseases as a clinician over 10 years and continue to be struck by two things. One is how we as healthcare providers assume that we know how the patient is feeling and two, how little effort is spent in setting the stage, inviting a conversation and having a meaningful […]

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Award Winning Efforts in Patient Engagement Drive Better, Safer Care

When we talk about patient and family engagement, it’s tough not to consider the barriers. Problems with health literacy, for example, may hinder patients’ understanding of diagnoses, medication regimens, and care plans. Fear of being considered “difficult” may prevent patients from speaking up. Providers may not have to tools, training, or time to actively engage […]