Patient Advocacy for Health Care Quality Strategies for Achieving Patient-Centered Care

ISBN-10: 0763749613
ISBN-13: 9780763749613
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $123.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 614
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

As a contribution to the emerging healthcare quality movement, Patient Advocacy for Healthcare Quality: Strategies for Achieving Patient-Centered Care is distinct from any others of its kind in its f

Foreward
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributors
Introduction
What Is Patient Advocacy?
The U.S. Healthcare System and the Need for Patient Advocacy
Understanding What Patients are Doing Now and What Providers Can Do to Support Them
Family-Centered Care: Why It Is Important, How to Provide It, and What Parents and Children Are Doing to Make It Happen
E-Patients: How They Can Help Us Heal Healthcare
The Long Reach to Basic Healthcare Services: Partnering With Lay Health Advisors to Improve Health Equity
Improving Providers' Ability to Communicate and Create Relationships
The Clinician's Experience: Incorporating Advocacy Into the 20-Minute Medical Encounter
Accessing the Patient's World: Patient-Physician Communication About Psychosocial Issues
Advocacy and Patient Literacy: What Healthcare Professionals Can Do To Help Patients Overcome Patient Literacy Barriers
Improving the Quality of Care Through Research: Measuring Patient Activation
Transforming Hospital and Medical School Culture to Support Patient- and Family-Centered Care
The Contributions of Patient Advocacy in Patient Safety
Planetree, a Hospital Model for Patient-Centered Care
Confronting the Hidden Curriculum in Medical Education: The Challenge Faced by Patients, Families, Educators, and Administrators in Changing Medical School and Hospital Culture
Advocacy for Improving End-of-Life Care: A 30-Year Healthcare Cultural Revolution
Making Consumers' Voice Heard in Policy and Law
Did Patient/Consumers Cause the Healthcare Crisis? Historical Talking Points for the 21st Century Patient Advocate
Advocacy for Residents in Long Term Care: Lessons and Challenges
Access to Healthcare: Using Data From a Nonprofit Advocacy Practice to Drive Policy Change
Research Advocacy in Traditional Research Settings: Questions of Influence and Legitimacy
Advancing Education and Professional Roles in Advocacy
Educating for Health Advocacy in Settings of Higher Learning
Clinical Advocacy-Clinicians Advocating for Patients and Families Facing Complex, Life-Threatening Illness
Using the Law to Strengthen the Patient's Voice
Conclusion
Patient Advocacy: A Bridge to Improving Healthcare Quality
Index

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