Guide to Patient and Family Engagement

Exhibit 14. Topics Addressed by the Tools, Organized by Component

Guide component Main topics covered
Component 1: Patient and family "active involvement"
  • Safety (general issues, medication, surgery).
  • Communicating with providers.
  • Be informed/active patient.
  • Care coordination.
  • Infection prevention.
Component 2: Patient and family "organizational partnership"
  • Information about programs.
  • Descriptions of patient/family members' roles.
Component 3: Health professional
  • Communicating with patients.
  • Infection control.
  • Partnering with patients at an organizational level.
  • Team work and communication with other providers.
Component 4: Leadership and implementation
  • Organizational change.
  • Guidance specific to patient safety or patient-centered care.

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Page last reviewed October 2014
Page originally created September 2012
Internet Citation: Exhibit 14. Topics Addressed by the Tools, Organized by Component. Content last reviewed October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.