Because your voice matters.
Visiting a hospital can be a frightening, emotional experience, especially if you’re a child. In this poem, patient partner David Baxter reflects on his work in the Psychiatric Emergency After Hours Service, and how he was able to connect with a young patient to provide comfort in a time of need.
From CME to SBAR, health care language isn’t always the most straightforward. In fact, sometimes it can feel like a foreign language. But there’s no need to worry! Our new glossary provides simple explanations of the terminology and jargon you may encounter as a member of PVN.
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To help guide providers, NFQ recently published the National Quality Partners Playbook: Shared Decision Making in Healthcare, a document that details how health care providers can educate patients and elicit patient perspectives: http://ow.ly/K5lF30j2zYU
To counteract unease and sensory overload, Boston Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have focused on creating developmentally appropriate patient education techniques, such as medical play. Read more about how these hospitals are reducing patient fears and improving pediatric patient experiences: http://ow.ly/mrFV30iX9pW
Interested in learning more about patient-oriented research? The Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael’s Hospital will be offering a free online course called Partners in Research (PiR). Read more about the course and apply: https://t.co/bZo4qBgx9P