Steps to Establishing Effective and Long-Lasting Patient and Family Advisory Councils
Published: ASIAN HOSPITAL & HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT ISSUE - 41 2018
In1976, Dr. Warner Slack (1933 - 2018) at Harvard Medical School wrote that “the largest and least utilized healthcare resource is the patient him/herself.” Perhaps that's changing though. Nancy shares her experience on the ICU Patient and Family Advisory Council at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston and outlines how this may be one of the most effective ways to bring patients and family voices to the table.
Better practices of establishing, engaging and maintaining a PFAC are covered -- from the perspective of patients, as well as administrators.