When patients and healthcare providers partner effectively, the results are powerful. The notion of patient engagement is gaining a greater foothold in the Canadian healthcare system everyday. This shouldn't be news to anyone.
What IS news, however, is that there is a brand-new resource available to help patients, families, patient partners, providers and leaders to work together to effectively improve patient safety.
Introducing: Engaging Patients in Patient Safety: a Canadian Guide.
This is the first patient engagement guide of its kind in Canada that is specifically targeted toward, and written by, patients, providers and leaders. The Guide was developed in collaboration with patients and patient engagement experts spanning the country and is designed to be used in all healthcare settings.
My ask of you, whether you`re a provider or a patient, is to share this far and wide. Please help us get this important information into the hands of people who can do some good with it. The Guide lives online and will be updated periodically as new evidence and best practices in patient engagement emerge.
In other news, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute has been recognized with a number of awards recently, and I'd like to take a moment to congratulate everyone involved in this work. A win for us, is a win for patient safety.
As always, I want to engage with you! If there is anything you`d like to ask, or share with me, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter @ChrisPowerCPSI.
Yours in patient safety,