With ever-increasing economic challenges and the ongoing threat of budget cuts facing health care organizations, the timely 4th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety, August 17-19, in Philadelphia, PA, offered more than 90 sessions designed to guide important initiatives for health care organizations to yield positive outcomes in safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and the experience of care. The conference highlighted partnerships with patients and families at all levels of health care.
What are participants saying about The 4th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care?
"Extremely helpful and eye opening. Content rich with a ton of expertise and resources available to fit any culture."
"Very informative, helpful in understanding the [inter]dependence of safety, quality care, and family-centered care."
"A MUST. Should be a core for all health care providers."
"Invigorating. It helps us refocus and remember the importance of what we do..."
"I think any type of provider in any specialty can enrich their practices with what we learned at the conference."
"This conference provides a multidisciplinary perspective. The involvement of family advisor presenters enriches the learning experience."
"It was a great opportunity to see how the world is changing and how valuable it is to have parents/families be involved in medical care."
"It was an incredible conference. I wish more staff and families from my hospital could have attended. It's eye opening. Our top administration would benefit from attending this conference."
"Outstanding, a career investment!" "I believe it was an essential opportunity for our team to launch us to the next level. Worth the trip and worth the price."
"Excellent...provided reinforcement of certain practices, opened possibilities in many ways, also provided true models of partnership care."
"I felt motivated to go to our hospital and spread the word.... [patient and family members] are as much a valued member of the team as is the rest, MD, RN, RT, SW..."