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Partners in Healing

Postsurgical Outcomes After Family Involvement in Nursing Care
      Patient and family engagement is an important priority for clinical care and research efforts.
      • Brown S.M.
      • Rozenblum R.
      • Aboumatar H.
      • et al.
      Defining patient and family engagement in the intensive care unit.
      Partnering with patients and their families can play an important role in safety,
      • Spruce L.
      Back to basics: patient and family engagement.
      leading to improved communication and better health-care delivery.

      The National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute. Safety Is Personal: Partnering with Patients and Families for the Safest Care. 2014. http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.npsf.org/resource/resmgr/LLI/Safety_Is_Personal.pdf. Accessed January 9, 2017.

      Acute floor nurses at our hospital started the Partners in Healing program to involve family members in patient care and to help prepare patients and their families for discharge (Fig 1; e-Figs 1-3; e-Appendix 1).
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      Figure 1Progression through the Partners in Healing program. PA = physician’s assistant; Pre-op = preoperative.
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