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Principles for Patient and Family Partnership in Care: An American College of Physicians Position Paper.
Nickel WK, Weinberger SE, Guze PA; Patient Partnership in Healthcare Committee of the American College of Physicians. Ann Intern Med. 2018;169:796-799.
Patient and family engagement can enhance both individual safety and organizational improvement efforts. This position paper advocates for patients and families to be active partners in all aspects of their care, treated with respect and dignity, engaged in improving health care systems, and directly involved in education of health care professionals. The piece also provides strategies to employ these recommendations in the daily practice.