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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Patient and family engagement as a potential approach for improving patient safety: A systematic review.

Park M, Giap T-T-T. Journal of advanced nursing. 2020;76:62-80.

Patients and families are critical partners in identifying and preventing patient safety events. A systematic review found willingness among patients and families engage in safety activities, but barriers such as limited patient/family knowledge, poor communication, and lack of systems-level efforts supporting patient and family engagement may hinder effective engagement.