Patient Engagement Conference

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11/14/12
The Nursing Alliance for Quality Care held a one-of-a-kind two-day national consensus-building conference to foster successful patient engagement on November 12-13 in Washington, DC. The goal of the conference was to focus attention on the roles and strategies nurses can employ to strengthen the partnership among nurses and patients, as patients and families engage with the health care system to achieve the best health outcomes possible for themselves.

This conference enabled nurses who work in all settings and at all levels of care to interactively engage with speakers and consumers to acquire knowledge and skills for implementation upon return to their own work settings. Attendees’ feedback will contribute to a newly developed national white paper on nurses' contributions to patient engagement through a consensus process that identified the best approaches, practices, strategies and policies to foster successful engagement of patients and families with the health care system.

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by grant 1R13 HS21600-01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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