Picker Institute

As the Picker Institute brings its operations to a close this year, it is Planetree’s pleasure to recognize the important contribution to the field that has been made by founder Harvey Picker, and the Picker Principles of Patient-Centered Care.
To learn more, visit www.pickerinstitute.org.

Picker Principles

  •  Respect for patients’ values, preferences and expressed needs
  •  Coordination and integration of care
  •  Information, communication and education
  •  Physical comfort
  • Emotional support and alleviation of fear and anxiety
  • Involvement of family and friends
  • Transition and continuity

Picker Institute Special Event
Monday, October 1st

Join us for the Launch of ‘The Harvey Picker Center of Innovation and Applied Research Program in LTC” (12:00pm-1:00pm)

Through a generous matching grant from the Picker Institute, a ground-breaking innovation center is being established to support applied research in the field of LTC. Join us to learn more about the Center and the project submission process to be initiated early in 2013.

Picker Institute Track for the Planetree Annual Conference
Tuesday, October 2nd

Using Data to Drive Change Power Hour (10:30 AM – 11:30 AM)

  • From Measures to Evaluation and Goal Setting in LTC Environments
  • Measuring and Sustaining the Effectiveness and Quality of Your Resident-Centered Steering Committee
  • Using the LTC Improvement Guide to Implement, Measure and Sustain Patient/Resident-Directed Practices

Patient Activation and Confidence Power Hour (2:30 PM – 3:30 PM)

  • The Impact of Patient Confidence on Quality of Life and Quality Outcomes
  • Activating Patients through the creation of a Patient Health Plan in LTC Environments (PHP)
  • Utilizing the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) to Support Confidence and Reduce Readmissions from Nursing Homes

Picker Institute  Always Events® / Always Experiences™  (3:45 PM – 4:45 PM)

  • Overview of the Picker Institute Always Events Initiative
  • Always Event Research Projects
  • Always Event Tool Box