Inviting Families in to Improve Patient Safety
- Nick Joachimides, RN, MCISc
- Hope Chick, RN, MN
- Heather McCrady, BA, MTS
As patients, families, and health professionals learn to support one another to improve quality and safety a strong foundation for culture change can be created. Building and expanding on existing programs will help to facilitate the creation of evidence based tools to further patient and family engagement in patient safety. The CAPHC Patient Safety Collaborative would like to showcase initiatives at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab and Stollery Children’s Hospital where families are invited in and expected to be part of the development and implementation of safety programs. On the September 23rd CAPHC Patient Safety Collaborative call: Nick Joachimides will discuss the advantages of including families in pushing the patient safety agenda forward. His presentation will address concerns raised by committee members regarding the inclusion of families on committees, and how to address the concerns. Hope Chick and Heather McCrady will present on family involvement in the Stollery Family Centred Care Network. This network represents over 150 family members, staff and physicians who have an interest in family centred care at Stollery Children’s Hospital and work collaboratively for common goals.