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Welcome to Patient Experience + News and Trends, AfPE's monthly newsletter. Join us each month for articles, developments and opportunities. If you have information or news you would like considered for the newsletter, please contact

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The Leaders Perspective: Shared Decision-Making: Why Choose Between Employee Engagement and Patient

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
By Nathan Cunningham, VCU Health
Cake. To have it, or to eat it. That is the question. Well, sort of. The relationship between employee engagement and patient experience has evolved from a “chicken or the egg” conversation into the realization of a symbiotic relationship. Yet, there is still a belief in the industry that successful improvement initiatives must focus on one or the other. Why not design an improvement initiative that simultaneously improves both? Let’s have our cake and eat it, too. Tags: employee engagement, culture, communication, patient engagement, best practices, leadership, quality improvement, perspective
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The Leaders Perspective: All Is One

Wednesday, January 02, 2019
By Joan Luise Hill The wrist bone is connected to the arm bone… or at least that is what the song says. It is a way to realize that our bodies are made up of interconnected parts and a reminder that illness or injury to one part is likely to have an effect on another. Crutches while great for keeping the weight off an injured limb, might result in some back or shoulder pain and we all know medication can cause annoying and unexpected side effects in areas completely unrelated to the problem it is intended to solve. Tags: communication, patient engagement, quality improvement, education, wellness, patient satisfaction
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The Leaders Perspective: The Patient-Centered Era is the Critical Next Step in Biopharmaceutical Evo

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
By Doug Noland Biopharmaceutical science has the capability to drive change in our society and write a new storyline for public health. However, science, acting in a vacuum, cannot and will not achieve this change. For this transformation to occur, we must continue to engage the patient throughout the development and dissemination of these life-changing advances. Tags: patient engagement, empathy, patient satisfaction
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The Leaders Perspective: Is the Secret to the Patient Experience… Associate Engagement?

Thursday, April 12, 2018
By Leigh Reisberg
The secret to the patient experience is associate engagement. Might seem a little weird, I know, but just go with me on this. Tags: communication, patient engagement, teamwork
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From the Bedside: Healing Hearts: The Nurse's Role

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
By Kelly Hancock, DNP, RN, NE-BC February is American Heart Month, which brings attention to the world’s leading cause of death – cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, more than 17.9 million people die from cardiovascular diseases every year.
What exactly is the nurse’s role in helping patients with cardiovascular disease? Consult QD talked with Shannon L. Pengel, MSN, RN, NE-BC to find out.
Tags: communication, patient engagement, nursing, teamwork, advanced practice providers
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From The Bedside: Parents as Part of the Pediatric Care Team

Monday, March 20, 2017
By Kelly Hancock,DNP, RN, NE-BC
Involving family in a patient’s plan of care is often beneficial, but this holds particularly true when those patients are children. “Parents have this wealth of information about their child that only they know,” says Rachel Thurman, BSN, RN, CPN, a pediatric nurse at Cleveland Clinic’s Solon Family Health Center. 
Tags: patient engagement, best practices, nursing, integrative care, education, teamwork, family caregiver, children, parents
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It takes a Village: The Importance of the Compassionate Stranger

It takes a Village: The Importance of the Compassionate Stranger

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
By Mary Beth Modic, DNP, RN, CNS, CDE, is a clinical nurse specialist in diabetes at Cleveland Clinic main campus. She also holds a position in the Center of Excellence in Healthcare Communication in the Office of Patient Experience as the Director of Advanced Clinical Practice.  It has been suggested that patients can encounter more than 50 caregivers in a three-day hospital admission. That may seem like an exorbitant number, but not when you stop and reflect on all the individuals who interact with a patient starting with the hospital admission… the receptionist, patient transporter, phlebotomist, food service hostess, environmental service worker… the nursing assistant, physician and registered nurse… it can add up to a myriad of people entering a patient’s world.  Tags: communication, patient engagement, service, best practices, empathy, leadership, nursing, perspective, teamwork
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Webinar: The Power of Patient and Family Partnerships

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Patient and family involvement in planning, design, implementation, and evaluation activities are essential if the goal is genuine relationship, patient and family-centered healthcare. Tags: patient engagement, empathy, education
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Webinar: Successful methods for engaging your people and your patients

Webinar: Successful methods for engaging your people and your patients

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Premium members are invited to join us for a webinar at 1 pm EST on June 23 with our 2016 award recipients to learn about their prize-winning work. Tags: employee engagement, patient engagement, best practices
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Engaged Rounding: Practices to Improve the Patient and Caregiver Experience

Thursday, May 28, 2015
By AfPE Staff Effective nurse rounding can lead to significant improvements in quality of care, patient and employee experiences. Tags: responsiveness, patient engagement, nursing, rounding
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