Institute Releases Updated and Greatly Expanded
Essential Allies and Words of Advice
The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care is proud to announce two new publications for sale:
Essential Allies—Patient, Resident, and Family Advisors: A Guide for Staff Liaisons, by Mary Minniti, and Marie Abraham, is a practical, how-to-guide for clinicians and staff who are responsible for coordinating partnership endeavors with patient, resident, and family advisors. This revised book greatly expands content from the previous edition, and captures collaborative endeavors across the continuum of care. It includes advice, strategies, resources, and a wealth of examples from a variety of organizations, including primary and ambulatory care practices, hospitals, and long-term care settings. A flash drive containing over 200 tools, materials, and templates accompanies the written guide.
Words of Advice: A Guide for Patient, Resident, and Family Advisors, by Marie Abraham, Elizabeth Ahmann, and Deborah Dokken, similarly builds on an earlier publication, but greatly expands the content to provide guidance to patients of all ages, residents who live in long-term care communities, and families who want to collaborate with professionals to bring about changes in health care. People who serve as advisors have generously offered their insights and wisdom that provide the "words of advice" found throughout this book.
Thanks to The Hulda B. and Maurice L. Rothschild Foundation for its generous support in producing a series of leadership materials, including Words of Advice: A Guide for Patient, Resident, and Family Advisors, and Essential Allies—Patient, Resident, and Family Advisors: A Guide for Staff Liaisons.
Essential Allies and Words of Advice can be ordered from the Institute's website, under Resources.
After 27 years as a world leader in advocating for patient-centered care, Picker Institute ceased operations in early 2013. The Archived Picker Institute Website is now hosted by the Institute for Patient-and Family-Centered Care.