(2009), "Patient Advocacy for Health Care Quality: Strategies for Achieving Patient-centered Care", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 22 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2009.06222cae.004Download as .RIS
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Patient Advocacy for Health Care Quality: Strategies for Achieving Patient-centered Care
Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 22, Issue 3
Jo Anne L. Earp, Elizabeth A. French and Melissa B. Gilkey,Jones and Bartlett,2008,ISBN-10: 0763749613 ISBN-13: 9780763749613
Keywords: Healthcare quality, Patient-Centred care, Patient advocacy, Medical education
Patient Advocacy for Health Care Quality specifically examines not just what the problems are in healthcare quality, but how advocacy – by professionals and lay-people from within and from outside health systems – can help ensure that best practices get adopted.
In highly readable prose this text blends many concrete examples, real-life vignettes, and up-to-date research literature. An emphasis on conceptual frameworks, debates, and ethical issues within the field makes the text appealing to graduate-level learners. Authored by real life advocates working in the field, this book is a window into the realities of advocating in many different roles (as a physician, nurse or public health educator; as a hospital administrator; as a parent; as a lobbyist; as the head of a non-profit organization, as a researcher, etc.).
“What is patient advocacy?”
“The US health care system and the need for patient advocacy.”
“Strategy 1 understanding what patients are doing.”
“Strategy 2 improving providers’ ability to communicate.”
“Strategy 3 transforming hospital and med school.”
“Strategy 4 making consumers’ voice heard.”
“Strategy 5 advancing education and professional.”