There is growing recognition of the need to include the “voice” of patients and their families in every aspect of health care to improve quality, safety, and patient experience.

Involving patients and their families in education is a newer area of focus but their insights and perspectives about the health care system can enhance learning for clinicians at all levels (students and experienced practitioners) and of all disciplines.

Interprofessional Education Sweet Spot

The materials in this section of the website focus on that “niche” or “sweet spot” – the education of health professionals with the involvement of patients and families as educators. The examples of successful programs and other tools are designed to help a variety of institutions (e.g., schools of medicine, nursing, allied health as well as hospitals and other organizations) begin or expand their efforts to involve patients and families in this important way.

This section of the website was supported in part by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation