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Nurses Playing a Key Role in Patient Engagement

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A recent article from Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare highlights a national effort by the Nursing Alliance for Quality Care (NAQC) to increase patient engagement strategy among nurses.

Marie Ennis-O’Connor‘s insight:

According to Mary Jean Schumann, executive director of NAQC, “Through more complete and effective patient engagement we can prevent harm, reduce readmissions and improve patient safety.”


Ms Schumann continued, “The cross-cutting role played by nurses across most settings, provides the profession with the strategic leverage to change not only nurses’ own practices but also transform health care delivery in the direction of person-centered care.”


Therefore, NAQC has released a paper entitled Fostering Successful Patient and Family Engagement: Nursing’s Critical Role, which lists six suggested ways the nursing field can prepare to more effectively influence engagement.

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