Journal Article

The ethics of empowering patients as partners in healthcare-associated infection prevention.

Sharp D, Palmore T, Grady C. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2014;35:307-9.

Engaging patients in health care–acquired infection (HAI) prevention, such as asking providers about hand hygiene compliance, has shown promise. This commentary recommends providing patients with information about infection risks and hospital policies as additional areas to involve patients in reducing HAIs.