Partnering with Patient and Family Faculty to Share Lived Experiences in an Interprofessional Education Venue: A Call to Action
Seminar Description: The patient and family-engaged care (PFEC) model is considered to be best practice by healthcare policymakers and researchers and supports the Quadruple Aim. This model calls for collaboration between patients and families with healthcare professionals recognizing their critical stakeholder perspectives. The landmark National Academy of Medicine reports, Crossing the Quality Chasm and To Err is Human documented unprecedented medical errors across the US healthcare system and spearheaded the move to PFEC. Since that time, academicians and health policymakers recognized the need to educate current and future healthcare providers on the PFEC service delivery model. PFEC has yet to be systematically implemented in university programs; therefore, recent graduates entering our complex health system may not provide PFEC to their patients and families. Patient and family faculty are patients and/or caregivers of patients who share their lived experiences with healthcare students and professionals. The value of using “patient/family faculty” to share their lived experiences and educate students and professionals on the tenets of PFEC and the benefits of this collaborative partnership has been reported in the literature for over two decades.
This seminar will provide participants with successful strategies for academic partnerships with patients and families to educate health professional students and practitioners. The history and context of this partnership will be embedded throughout the presentation. An interactive discussion with participants regarding guidance and best practices for roles and training needs of patient family faculty (PFF) will be facilitated. Institutional logistics and barriers will be reviewed along with resources for implementing a patient/family faculty program. Specifically, presenters will share their experiences and lessons learned when partnering with patients and family faculty implementing an IPE PFEC education experience. This grant-funded project included 6 academic faculty and their graduate student co-facilitator from different disciplines and engaged 150 students from over 15 healthcare disciplines. In this interactive session, participants will be asked to share their experiences via educational technology applications and delineate best practice principles of storytelling. Participants will have the opportunity to practice sharing their stories and conceptualizing the implementation of a patient/family faculty partnership to align with curricula in their respective settings. Feedback, reflections, and future application of this content will be elicited along with dedicated time for questions.
After attending this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the key points of policies that support partnerships and engagement of patient and family faculty with academicians to address the Quadruple Aim.
2. Identify logistical components of successful implementation of patient/family faculty shared lived experiences in the academic milieu.
3. Delineate the roles of a patient/family faculty in an interprofessional education health curriculum.
4. Recognize and listen to patient and family faculty reflections on this partnership along with student perspective.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). The National Center OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
The National Center OICPD (JA#: 4008105) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs).
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Learners can claim CE credit by completing the Daily Evaluation.