Person-Centered Care at IHI National Forum

December 9-12, 2018
Orlando, FL

Person-Centered Care is a featured topic track at the 2018 IHI National Forum.

Person- and Family-Centered Care

Our goal: Usher in a new era of partnerships between clinicians and individuals where the values, needs, and preferences of the individual are honored; the best evidence is applied; and the shared goal is optimal functional health and quality of life. More >>

In the Spotlight

Getting Your Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney in Order
Having conversations about your end-of-life wishes is crucial to ensuring that your values are honored if there comes a time when you cannot speak for yourself. This Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials article outlines the three major steps that everyone 18 years of age and older should take now to ensure that their wishes are honored later.

Storytelling Can Help Doctors Become More Resilient
When physicians practice sharing their personal narratives about pain and suffering, writes the author of a Harvard Business Review article, they become more equipped to speak to patients about their end-of-life wishes and what matters most to them.

Medical Students Learn How to Have End-of-Life Care Conversations
A recent Boston Globe article explores how Massachusetts medical schools are testing ways to teach medical students best practices for discussing end-of-life care wishes with patients. Take the free three-lesson IHI online course that teaches end-of-life care conversation skills.

Health Care QI Must Acknowledge Patient Coproduction
In a recent BMJ article, IHI Senior Fellow Paul Batalden shares his learning from 10 years of studying sustainable improvement in health care. He discusses what knowledge we need to improve health care systems, including essential aspects of coproduction between doctors and patients.

End-of-Life Care, Not End-of-Life Spending
In this JAMA article, author Ashish Jha proposes a shift in thinking to focus less on wasteful spending and more on high-quality, patient-centered care at the end of life.   

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