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Search results for "Family Members and Caregivers"
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Wachenheim D. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. December 8, 2015.
Patient and family advisory councils are considered valuable method to help hospitals develop patient-centered safety strategies. In 2008, Massachusetts mandated that every hospital should have such a council in place. This magazine article discusses the 5-year evolution of the strategy and reveals insights regarding how states and organizations can learn from the Massachusetts experience to support wide-scale implementation of patient and family advisory councils.
Quick Safety. November 30, 2015;(18):1-3.
Daley J. Colorado Public Radio. February 17, 2015.
Patient and family stories of harm are increasingly promoted as a strategy to provide insights into medical errors. This radio segment interviews a patient advocate whose daughter died due to medical errors, including failure-to-rescue and a health care–associated infection, and who speaks about that experience to educate clinicians on the importance of patient safety and listening to patients' families.
Connor M, Wayman KI, Garcia C, Fischer PR; Consortium for Maximizing Family-Centered Care. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. September/October 2014;11:36,38-40,42.
Patients are increasingly encouraged to take an active role in their own safety during hospital care. Describing a near miss of a medication error, this magazine article examines elements of effective disclosure and how engaging patients and their families can contribute to error investigations and safety improvement.
Suares W. FOX 25 KOKH-TV. July 30, 2014.
This video news segment reports how incorrect medications can be dispensed from pharmacies, notes a lack of regulation mandating that pharmacy errors are reported, and offers tips for patients to reduce risks.
Bernhard B. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. May 5, 2013:A10.
This newspaper article relates how medical mistakes affect both patients and clinicians and offers tips for patients and families to prepare for surgery.
Teegardin C. Atlanta Journal-Constitution. April 28, 2013.
Pear R. New York Times. September 23, 2012:A20.
The newspaper article discusses a proposed federal initiative for patients and families to report experiences with medical errors.
Boodman SG. Washington Post. June 13, 2011:E1.
Cherry RA, Marcus L, Dorn B. Physician Exec. 2010 May–Jun;36:4-6, 8-9.
This article discusses seven steps to appropriately communicate with patients and families about errors in their medical care.
Greene L. St. Petersburg Times. August 19, 2008.
This article reports on recent apologies made by Florida hospital officials for medical errors.
Grant T. Washington Post. July 22, 2008:HE01
This article reports on a wrong-sided surgery near miss from the perspective of a parent, and discusses the role of family members in preventing medical errors.
Meyers S. Trustee. April 2008;61:14-16;21-22.
This article describes how patient-centered care, bolstered by patient and family advisory councils, can improve patient outcomes and quality of care in hospitals.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition). May 30, 2007:D1.
This article describes several patient safety improvement efforts led by patients and families who have been affected by medical error.
Fabregas L. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. May 19, 2006.
This article reports on a system implemented at two hospitals that allows patients or families to initiate a "code" when a patient's condition raises serious concerns.
USA Today. September 18, 2005.
This article shares guidelines for accompanying a family member during a hospital stay and offers strategies to facilitate communication and safety.
Tugend A. New York Times. September 17, 2005;Business/Finance section:9.
This article discusses concerns about nurse shortages and why a patient or family might consider retaining a private-duty nurse for a hospital stay.
Fischer M. O, The Oprah Magazine. May 2005:309-310, 312, 314, 316, 318.
Through interviews with consumers and health care experts, the author provides a balanced discussion of what contributes to medical errors with particular emphasis on how errors affect the family.
Gabler E. New York Times. May 31, 2019.
Pediatric cardiac surgery is highly technical and risky. This newspaper article reports on a poorly performing pediatric cardiac surgery program, concerns raised by staff, and insufficient response from organizational leadership. Lack of data transparency, insufficient resources, and limited program capabilities to support a complex program contributed to poor outcomes for pediatric patients.
CDC Vital Signs. May 7, 2019.
Maternal morbidity and mortality is a worldwide patient safety problem. This analysis describes the prevalence of pregnancy-related death and areas of concern during pregnancy, at delivery, and up to a year postpartum. It reports that 60% of these deaths are preventable and provides suggestions for families, clinicians, and systems to reduce risks.