Engaging Patients to Improve Quality of Care
Andrew Springer, B.Sc., D.Ch., FRSH
Sponsored by Neubourg Healthcare
An examination of barriers to optimize care of the diabetic foot and strategies to get patients more involved in their own care.
Quality healthcare outcomes depend heavily on patients’ adherence to recommended treatment regimens and an authoritarian approach has proven not to lead to the best health outcomes.
For better patient outcomes, Practitioners need to be more patient-centered.” “Patient centered” means treating patients as partners, involving them in planning their health care and encouraging/motivating them to take more responsibility for their own health.
In this session, Andrew will navigate through the process of working with your patient at:
- identifying/agreeing on the problem
- negotiating reasonable goals
- generating options
- deciding on a mutually agreeable and feasible regimens
- keeping patients on track