Resources on Person-Centered Care during COVID-19

Joint Statement on Preserving Family Presence During Pandemics

Arnold P. Gold Foundation ISQua The International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals Global Healthcare Accreditation Program Resources on Person-Centered Care during COVID-19

Person-Centered Care

Defined, Attainable, Measurable.

Person-centered care is more than hospitality. It is more than amenities and inviting surroundings. Person-centered care creates positive impressions and satisfying experiences, but beyond that, it improves lives. Person-centered care creates workplaces that energize and inspire joy at work. It improves health outcomes and unites communities around health and wellness.

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Purpose

Unite your team around a shared mission.

Empower staff with opportunities and responsibilities to personalize care and services — promoting continuity, consistency, accountability, and partnership with each patient and their loved ones.

Process

Make person-centered care systematized, achievable, and repeatable.

Develop a comprehensive, formalized approach to engaging patients, long-term care residents and their families in all aspects of care — tailored to the needs and strengths of the organization.

Practice

Turn person-centered goals into action.

Involve staff, patients, and family in the design, implementation, and communication of your organization’s improvement efforts, consistently assessing and prioritizing strategies over time.

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Care leaders around the world.

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Benefits of Person-Centered Care

Person-centered care brings benefits both internal and external, both financial and cultural. From higher quality of care and services and improved health outcomes to lower readmission rates and shorter stays. From improved patient experiences to increased employee satisfaction and retention. From greater financial performance and market share to a more healing, comforting environment — not only for patients, long-term care residents and families, but also caregivers and staff.

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With more than 700 partner organizations spanning 25 countries, Planetree has a comprehensive understanding of how person-centered care translates globally.

Founded by a single patient in 1978, Planetree has empowered over 9 million patients and healthcare providers to look at the care journey in a whole new way.

Our Partners & Clients

Planetree partners with organizations around the world to align strategic goals with practical operational improvements that positively impact health outcomes, increase staff engagement and business performance.

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Resources

Harnessing Evidence and Experience to Change Culture

Read the full explanation of The National Academy of Medicine’s framework for creating a culture of patient and family engagement (PFEC), including the latest scientific research and real-life examples that bring PFEC to life.

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Top CEOs Predict a Brave New World of Patient Engagement

An examination of the role of patient engagement plays in transforming healthcare systems and driving down costs -- from the perspective of top hospital CEOs.

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An Invitation to Engage

Strategies from patients and families FOR patients a families to make patient and family engagement work for them in the real world – in doctors’ offices, hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings.

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