Making sure all voices are heard

February 2009
Patient Education Management;Feb2009, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p16
Academic Journal
When selecting patients and family members to form a partnership with staff in creating a culture of patient-centered care, it is important to represent all people served by the medical center. In addition, it is important to make sure all the representatives know how to make their voices heard.


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