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Title Patient advocacy for health care quality : strategies for achieving patient-centered care / [edited by] Jo Anne L. Earp, Elizabeth A. French, Melissa B. Gilkey
Published Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, [2008]


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Description xxix, 614 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents What is patient advocacy? -- The U.S. health care system and the need for patient advocacy -- Family-centered care -- E-patients -- The long reach to basic healthcare services -- The clinician's experience -- Accessing the patient's world -- Advocacy and patient literacy -- Improving the quality of care through research -- The contributions of patient advocacy in patient safety -- Planetree, a hospital model for patient-centered care -- Confronting the hidden curriculum in medical education -- Advocacy for improving end-of-life care -- Did patient/consumers cause the healthcare crisis? -- Advocacy for residents in long term care -- Access to healthcare -- Research advocacy in traditional research settings -- Educating for health advocacy in settings of higher learning -- Clinical advocacy -- Using the law to strengthen the patient's voice -- Patient advocacy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Patient advocacy -- United States.
Medical care -- United States -- Quality control.
Patient Advocacy.
Health Services Accessibility.
Insurance, Health.
Patient-Centered Care.
Quality of Health Care.
Author Earp, Jo Anne L., 1943-
French, Elizabeth A.
Gilkey, Melissa B.
LC no. 2007001642
ISBN 9780763749613