Patient engagement is an initiative that every hospital is thinking about and working on. Having patients play a more active role in their health care goes a long way to successfully preventing and managing chronic diseases. Engaged patients often equate to satisfied, compliant patients.
While in concept, patient engagement seems straightforward, in practice it requires nurses, doctors and allied health professionals to extensively build upon their communication and education skills. To provide truly patient-centered care clinicians must also adopt and perfect the art of shared decision-making with their patients.
EBSCO's evidence-based point-of-care tools offer physicians, nurses and allied health professionals a wide variety of resources to help them improve their communication and patient education skills, driving higher patient satisfaction and engagement. Some of those tools include:
My Health Decisions offers a robust collection of shared decision-making aids that enable patients and providers to have meaningful and informed conversations that lead to improved outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.
The decision aids:
- Cover a variety of specialties
- Focus on the most common patient questions
- Provide the answers needed to make preference-sensitive decisions
- Are developed by a team of clinical experts
- Are updated continuously to reflect best evidence
Dynamic Health is an innovative evidence-based resource that helps nurses and allied health professionals master critical skills. With a prominent focus on patient training, Dynamic Health provides nurses and allied health professionals with the information they need to develop strong patient training and communication skills.
Patient Education Reference Center provides health care professionals with patient information handouts that can be customized, printed and given to a patient at the point of care. Patient Education Reference Center handouts are easy to read, evidence-based, include medical illustrations and are available in fifteen languages.