What is patient- and family-centered care?
PFCC and COVID-19
In the midst of this challenging time, IPFCC is committed to ensuring that the core concepts of patient- and family-centered care are informing changes to policies and practices in ways that promote safety, prevent disease transmission, and support essential family connections. Two new resources have been added to this special section of our website.
Patients and families bring unique expertise to a multitude of initiatives in health care, including the education of professionals, students, and trainees. Yet the understanding of patient and family faculty programs is limited. Vizient and IPFCC conducted a survey of 67 health care organizations to explore the prevalence and functioning of patients and families as educators in hospitals and academic medical centers. This report shares results of the survey and highlights best practices and opportunities for improvement.
This IPFCC report describes PFACs’ performance and impact on hospital strategy and operations as well as the correlation with experience of care and safety outcomes. IPFCC’s consulting and training services can help strengthen your PFAC.
New Resource Available
Advancing the Practice of Patient- and Family-Centered Care: An Organizational Self-Assessment is designed to help a hospital or health system learn how it is operationalizing patient- and family-centered care and identify opportunities for improvement.
Special Thanks to Our 2021 Pinwheel Sponsors
Pinwheel Sponsorships are vital to IPFCC. We appreciate the support of our 2021 Pinwheel and PFCC.Connect Sponsors for their commitment to advancing the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care.