Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care provides leadership to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care in hospitals and other health care settings.

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care, a non-profit organization founded in 1992, takes pride in providing essential leadership to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care. By promoting collaborative, empowering relationships among patients, families, and health care professionals, the Institute facilitates patient- and family-centered change in all settings where individuals and families receive care and support. The Institute also serves as a central resource for policy makers, administrators, program planners, direct service providers, educators, design professionals, and patient and family leaders.

Mission: In partnership with patients, families, and health care professionals from many disciplines, the Institute for Family-Centered Care promotes the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care. The Institute seeks to ensure that principles of patient- and family-centered care are reflected in all systems providing care and support to individuals and families including health, education, mental health, and social services. We at the Institute envision a profound change in the way health care is provided to individuals and their families in North America. In every encounter, health and human service professionals will seek to build on the strengths of patients and families, enhancing their confidence and competence. The health care delivery system will recognize and encourage patient and family strengths, choice, and independence.

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IPFCC Partnership Award

Is your organization doing inspiring work to improve health care in partnership with patients/families? Submit a nomination for IPFCC’s Partnership Award. Deadline is TODAY at midnight! Winner will receive a FREE registration to our Virtual Conference! https://ipfcc.org/bestpractices/partnership-award.html

ipfcc.org The IPFCC Partnership Award recognizes innovative partnerships among patients, families and health care professionals. IPFCC initiated the award in 2017 after 25 years of providing leadership to advance the practice of patient- and family-centered care and ensure that partnerships are at the heart o...

Due to serious concerns about COVID-19 and IPFCC’s commitment to promoting safety for all, we have decided to shift to a virtual conference and bring Nashville to you! IPFCC’s virtual 9th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality, Safety, and Equity will include a 3-day kickoff from August 18-20, a dynamic Poster Gallery, and breakout sessions from August 25 – September 10. Learn more here: https://ipfcc.org/events/conference.html

Today marks the start of #NationalNursesWeek! IPFCC sends a special thank you to nurses for all you do to care for patients and families and for the trusting partnerships you create with them. We hope you find moments of peace today and in the months ahead.

2020 IPFCC Partnership Award

The 2020 IPFCC Partnership Award online nominations deadline has been extended to June 8, 2020 due to the COVID19 impact. Award decisions will be announced on July 1, 2020.
Nominate a team today! https://ipfcc.wufoo.com/forms/z491uqa155a0e0/

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The IPFCC team may have our favorite hats on, but we are giving a virtual "hats off" to all the health care personnel working so hard to keep us safe and healthy. We appreciate you!

Looking for information and strategies for patient- and family-centered approaches to COVID-19? Check out our website: https://ipfcc.org/bestpractices/covid-19/index.html

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: PFCC.Connect Informal Conversation: COVID-19: Exploring PFCC Strategies and Challenges. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

There's still room to join our 12pm ET informal convo on COVID-19: Exploring PFCC Strategies and Challenges - https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PGuAn1KOTWGhpBtsKVc8BA

zoom.us Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: PFCC.Connect Informal Conversation: COVID-19: Exploring PFCC Strategies and Challenges. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Missed our webinar yesterday on PFCC strategies and COVID-19? No problem! We're holding it again tomorrow at 4pm ET. Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sglcrcHPQzGIBD2lFzl8hg

Interested in hearing about patient- and family-centered strategies in the time of COVID-19? IPFCC is hosting a free webinar on March 26th at 4 pm ET. Register early as space is limited. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sglcrcHPQzGIBD2lFzl8hg

[03/04/20]   IPFCC's 9th International Conference is in Nashville this August. We are saddened by the news of the tornado in Tennessee. Our hearts go out to all those affected and their loved ones.

New Year...New Resolutions! What are your priorities for 2020? If advancing patient- and family-centered care is on your list, register for IPFCC’s 9th International Conference and start working on your goals! http://www.cvent.com/events/the-9th-international-conference-on-patient-and-family-centered-care/event-summary-0ab59449c9984b1d9d69a52446d89983.aspx

NOW OPEN: Register today for IPFCC’s 9th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality, Safety, and Equity! Join us in Nashville, TN from Aug. 18-20, 2020. To register, visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/the-9th-international-conference-on-patient-and-family-centered-care/event-summary-0ab59449c9984b1d9d69a52446d89983.aspx.

[12/11/19]   Today's the day...IPFCC Call for Abstracts deadline is 5pm EST for the 9th International Conference in August 2020. Good luck to all those submitting! Decisions will be sent out at the end of January.

[12/09/19]   IPFCC Call for Abstracts deadline is coming up...Submissions are due this Wednesday, Dec 11th at 5pm EST!

[12/05/19]   Less than 1 week left to submit an abstract for IPFCC's 9th International Conference! Don't delay! Questions? Contact us at [email protected].

[11/28/19]   We hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at IPFCC!

[11/26/19]   Update: IPFCC Call for Abstracts deadline for the 9th International Conference extended until Wednesday, December 11th!

There's still room in our free webinar today at 1pm! Register now:

Join us this Thursday, November 14 at 1 PM ET for the next free #IPFCCwebinar as we discuss findings from the newly released edition of Sick, Scared, and Separated from Loved Ones. Register at http://www.cvent.com/events/sick-scared-separated-from-loved-ones-a-pathway-to-improvement-in-new-york-state/event-summary-21fcaa1d96ea40bb870c1187d4384cc7.aspx

Join IPFCC and Northwell Health for our next FREE webinar this Thursday, November 7 at 3 PM ET! Learn the importance of messaging to support families as care partners and how to provide access to relevant information on your website. Register at http://www.cvent.com/events/hospital-websites-access-and-messaging-to-support-families-as-care-partners/event-summary-24f387a97eec4bdda257153efe33cda6.aspx

As the seminar starts to reach its end, the final task for attendees is to take the knowledge and insights gained in these past couples days and create actions plans to take back with them and implement at their respective organizations. We’re excited to follow everyone’s continued work and progress in #PFCC around the country and around the world! #IPFCCseminar2019 @ Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

Thank you to those of you who came to our Networking Reception this evening after a busy yet riveting first day! We can’t wait to see everyone tomorrow for Day 2! #IPFCCseminar2019 @ Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

Day One of our #IPFCCseminar2019 is well underway! Tag us in your seminar photos and posts @IPFCC and/or our hashtag to share your excitement with us and others.
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Our Special Events team is ready to welcome all of our #IPFCCseminar2019 attendees in Detroit! Registration is open NOW until 7 PM today and again from 7-8:15 AM tomorrow. We look forward to meeting you all soon!
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This week’s #IPFCCReads is co-written by IPFCC’s president, Bev Johnson, and board member, Liz Crocker. Privileged Presence is a compilation of short stories about navigating the health care experience from a more personal perspective. Through the eyes of families, patients, and providers, this book emphasizes the need to incorporate patient- and family-centered care at all levels.

Purchase this book at ipfcc.org/resources/bookstore.html. If you are attending our upcoming seminar, you can also purchase them there with the seminar discount and get it signed by Liz Crocker during her book-signing session!

We are excited to announce we have a mobile app for attendees of our #IPFCCseminar2019. This app will give access to personalized schedules, seminar resources/handouts, & all seminar-related info. For those attending, check your email for download instructions & begin exploring!

Today marks exactly ONE WEEK until our seminar, Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care: Partnerships for Quality and Safety. We are so excited for everything that we have in store for you in Michigan and can’t wait to see you all there! As you begin packing your bags, be sure to visit www.visitdetroit.com to check out everything the city of Detroit has to offer as well. See you soon!

Our final #FocusOnFaculty highlights Julie Moretz from Augusta University Health. Julie’s journey started after being inspired by her son’s battle with heart disease. She recognized early on that she and her husband needed to be key partners in her son’s care and has since been working to ensure that families be included as care partners for all patients. She started as a volunteer family leader over two decades ago is now AVP for Patient- and Family-Centered Care at AUMC.

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Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront

Today is the deadline to book your hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront for the seminar at the discounted group rate! If you haven’t already, reserve your rooms by calling (866) 710-7531 and saying that you are part of the “IPFCC Moving Forward with Patient- and Family-Centered Care Seminar” or book online at https://bit.ly/2VMSrT0

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Almost Home: Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICU | IndieBound.org

Today’s #IPFCCReads recommendation is Almost Home by Dr. Christine Gleason. In this set of short stories, Dr. Gleason, who is a NICU doctor, recounts a few of her most memorable patients and how their fighting spirits and the love and strength of their families touched her heart and taught her to be the best doctor she could be for them.

Learn more and find your local bookseller at the link below and comment any other #IPFCCReads recommendations you may have!

indiebound.org Birth, like death, can be a messy affair. Though we all wish for beautful, healthy nine pound babies, we know that isn't always the case. Premature births pose all sorts of problems that present medical and moral dilemas for doctors, nurses, interns and parents, as well as for the little babies stru...

With two weeks left until the #IPFCCseminar2019, we are back with another #FocusOnFaculty. Today, we spotlight IPFCC’s Pam Dardess. Pam came to us after working as a principal researcher at the American Institutes for Research and is now IPFCC’s VP of Strategic Initiatives and Operations. She recently helped develop a White Paper on Partnering with Patients and Families to Strengthen Approaches to the Opioid Epidemic. She will be presenting a session on a related topic with Dr. Darin Corell from Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Learn more about our faculty and overall seminar at ipfcc.org/events/seminars.html

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How to Talk to Your Patients about End-of-Life Care: A Conversation Ready Toolkit for Clinicians

IHI: Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently published the Conversation Ready toolkit. This resource is intended to help clinicians address end-of-life care and overcome the challenges associated with these conversations. The toolkit presents four diverse cases and follows them from the progression of the illness to the final end-of-life discussions with families. Find the toolkit at the link below.

ihi.org This toolkit is intended to help clinicians address some of the challenges of engaging with patients and families in end-of-life care conversations over time, with the goal of providing respectful end-of-life care that is concordant with patients’ stated goals, values, and preferences.

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The Role of Leaders in Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Practice

Last month’s webinar on The Role of Leaders in Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Practice has been rescheduled to June 27th at 1 PM ET. Join us to learn more about hospital and executive leaders play a crucial role in ensuring a patient- and family-centered environment. Register today at the link below.

cvent.com The Role of Leaders in Advancing Patient- and Family-Centered Practice. Online registration by Cvent

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Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference

Today's #IPFCCReads is a new book that has already hit the bestsellers list. In "Compassionomics: The Revolutionary Scientific Evidence that Caring Makes a Difference," physician authors Stephen Trzeciak and Anthony Mazzarelli, combine review of the science with patient stories. Their results show that compassion in health care “matters;” it not only improves patient outcomes but also benefits providers.

Learn more and purchase at the link below or search your local booksellers.

amazon.com A 34-year-old man fighting for his life in the Intensive Care Unit is on an artificial respirator for over a month. Could it be that his chance of getting off the respirator is not how much his nurses know, but rather how much they care?A 75-year-old woman is heroically saved by a major trauma ce...

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5 strategies to breathe new life into your Patient and Family Advisory Council

Feeling like your #PFAC has been stuck in a rut recently? This article by Keesha Goodnow of University of Cincinnati College of Medicine touches on five strategies you can use to revamp your PFAC and help it flourish.

physicianspractice.com Is your Patient and Family Advisory Council a checked box or a meaningful vehicle for collaboration with patients and families?

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