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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

Study: Inequity and Mistreatment During Pregnancy and Childbirth in the US
A recent study published in Reproductive Health found that one in six American women surveyed reported experiencing mistreatment during pregnancy and childbirth, with rates even higher for certain racial groups. Researchers increasingly understand that maternal mistreatment is linked to poorer health outcomes for women, and often leads to the misses and near misses that harm moms and babies.

Taking the Long View of Mental Health Care in the ED
In a blog post, IHI faculty Catherine Craig describes how providing holistic, integrated mental health care in the emergency department (ED) does more than support positive health outcomes for the individual patient. The ED care team (psychiatric nurses, triage workers, and chart nurses) also functions better, she says.

How to Make Every Day “What Matters to You?” Day
In an IHI Blog post, Susan Edgman-Levitan shares the personal experience that led to the groundbreaking idea of asking patients, “What matters to you?” She also shares how to counter skepticism among clinicians about putting “What Matters” into practice.

Toolkit for Clinicians Guides End-of-Life Care Conversations
A new toolkit helps clinicians initiate and navigate end-of-life care conversations with patients and families over time, providing model scripts and plenty of pointers. Join us for the related IHI Virtual Expedition that begins July 16: Conversation Ready: Engaging Patients in Advance Care Planning.

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