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Strategies for Leadership
The American Hospital Association partnered with the Institute to produce the Strategies for Leadership: Patient- and Family-Centered Care toolkit. This resource was distributed to the CEO of every U.S. hospital in the fall of 2004. It contains a video and companion discussion guide, a resource guide and a self-assessment tool for hospitals. The entire toolkit can be downloaded from the AHA website.
Tools to Foster the Collaboration with Patient and Family Advisors
A Checklist for Attitudes About Patients and Families as Advisors
A Patient and Family Advisory Council Workplan: Getting Started
Applying Patient and Family-Centered Concepts to Bedside Rounds
Applying Patient and Family-Centered Concepts to Bedside Rounds in Newborn Intensive Care
Applying Patient and Family-Centered Concepts to Bedside Pediatric Rounds
Creating Advisory Councils
Patient and Family Leaders in Paid Positions: Common Challenges-Effective Solutions
Presentations by Patients and Families: Staff Liaison Coordination and Preparation Roles
Sharing Your Story: Tips for Patients and Families
Tips for Group Leaders on Involving Patients and Families on Committees and Task Forces
Tips for How To Be An Effective Patient or Family Advisor: A Beginning List
Tips for Recruiting Patients and Families to Serve in Advisory Roles
Other Tools to Foster the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care
Advancing the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care: How to Get Started...
Are Families Considered Visitors in Our Hospital or Unit: A Checklist
How to Conduct a Walk-About
Magic Wand Exercise
Patient- and Family-Centered Care: What's in it for Me?
Patients and Families as Advisors in Primary Care: Broadening Our Vision
Sharing Personal and Professional Stories
Staff Liaison to Patient and Family Advisory Councils and Other Collaborative Endeavors
The Surgical Experience: Initial Questions to Ask
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