Tag Archives: visitation policies

Family Engagement

Proposed Nursing Home Reform Doesn’t View Family as Essential Caregivers

When the Biden administration announced a set of proposed nursing home reforms last month, consumer advocates were both pleased and puzzled. The reforms call for minimum staffing requirements, stronger regulatory oversight, and better public information about nursing home quality — measures advocates have promoted for years. Yet they don’t address residents’ rights to have contact with informal […]

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Judith Graham Judith Graham writes the Navigating Aging series for Kaiser Health News, which focuses on medical issues and advice associated with aging and end-of-life care, helping America’s 45 million seniors and their families navigate the health care system. To contact Judith Graham with a question or comment, click here.

Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News has 6 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org


Family Engagement

Dr. Tejal Gandhi on Rethinking Visitation Policies From a Safety Perspective

This interview was first published February 17, 2022, in Patient Safety Beat, where it includes a brief video. Patient Safety Beat is the digital newsletter of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety.  Tejal Gandhi, M.D., M.P.H., has been a leader in patient and workforce safety for more than 20 years. With experience as an internist, researcher, teacher and hospital executive, Dr. […]

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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.

Susan Carr has 181 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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Family Engagement

Engaging Visitors as Care Partners

Visitation policies have been subject to tremendous change and debate during the pandemic. New guidelines from the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care are designed to help organizations develop successful visitation policies for various care settings. As the Coalition indicates in the guidelines’ title – More than a Visitor: Balancing safety, connection and well-being at […]

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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.

Susan Carr has 181 post(s) at EngagingPatients.org

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