Patient and Family Centered Care SIG

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SIG purpose/mission:
To support individuals and programs that aspire to advance the field of patient- and family centered care through clinical practice, education, quality improvement, and research.

Current SIG goals:
1. Develop and host an engaging, informative, and inspiring workshop at the annual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting that facilitates learning, collaboration, and networking opportunities for SIG members and others interested in patient- and family centered care. 
2. Provide a forum in which SIG members can engage in networking, collaboration, and creation of new PFCC initiatives at local and national levels. 
3. A new strategic goal for the upcoming year is to brainstorm ideas and initiate planning for a longitudinal SIG-wide project that will lead to scholarly output. 

Annual summary:
We are very excited to focus our SIG activities on the idea of "Co-Production: Engaging Families in QI and Research" over the next two years. This year we are partnering with the Quality Improvement SIG to create a fun, highly interactive session at the PAS 2019 Meeting in Baltimore, MD. In our workshop, we will engage participants in an interactive walk-through of the design thinking process as they learn how to effectively engage families in co-production related to quality improvement. Participants will take away key design thinking skills in three phases of the process: inspiration, ideation, and implementation. Each phase will include a short didactic overview followed by hands-on, scenario-based activities in small groups facilitated by experts in design thinking. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with families who will represent the “end-user” of their design thinking solutions. The scenario-based focus of our session will be on improving the quality of hospital-to-home transitions to engage participants who practice in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. We will also help participants identify important similarities and differences between design thinking and quality improvement to optimize the translation of these learned skills into their practice settings. We are also exploring the idea of developing a longitudinal project related to "co-production" that will lead to a scholarly publication and potentially, MOC credits for interested participants. Stay tuned for more!

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:  

1. The Beryl Institute 
2. Institute for Patient- and Family Centered Care 
3. The Picker Institute 
5. Institute for Health Care Improvement

Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Arti Desai, MD, MSPH
2001 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 884-1497

Jody Lin, MD
300 Pasteur Dr MC5776
Palo Alto, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 736-4422

Rebecca Rosenberg, MD, MPH
530 First Ave
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 263-0959

Current SIG Mentor:

Nancy Spector, MD
635 Sussex Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: (215) -76-2525




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