The Australian Institute for Patient & Family Centred Care brings patients, families and healthcare professionals to the table together, to transform people’s experience of healthcare.
We aim to achieve this through a three-fold approach:
The Australian Institute for Patient & Family Centred Care is part of a patient and family centred care movement which is sweeping the globe and changing the way healthcare is viewed by patients, families and healthcare professionals.
In conjunction with the Health Issues Centre, AIPFCC is conducting a program to explore how health care can be transformed by collaborative partnerships between patients and health professionals. See details.
The Board appreciates the vision and drive of Executive Director, Dr. Cath Crock, and congratulates her on her recent induction into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll at Parliament house for her work with both the Institute and HUSH.
AIPFCC in partnership with the Centre for Health Communication at UTS engaged renowned playwrite, Alan Hopgood to write a play to engage people with the tricky issues that occur as part of incident disclosure. The play touches on the complex issues that arise when things go wrong in health care.
"Hear Me" premiered in Sydney on October 4th 2012 at the 1st International Incident Disclosure Conference to much acclaim and subsequent discussion.
The play has been presented several times subsequntly at various venues including:
Diagnostic Error Workshop at VMIA (Melbourne);
Melbourne Health (formerly Royal Melbourne Hospital);
Monash Medical Centre;
Feedback has been enthusiastic from all performances.
"The play had the audience spellbound and quite emotional at times."
Further performances are scheduled for Monash Medical Centre and Dandenong Hospital.
We would love to present this play to you in your hospital. Please contact us to make arrangements.
As part of a patient centred care program for 200 staff at Caboolture Hospital on Tuesday 7th May, Dr Cath Crock presented a powerful session involving local patients with real experience who provided constructive suggestions. The formal feedback indicated that the majority of staff felt inspired to change their practice. Enthusiastic senior staff are now discussing opportunities for further collaboration with the Institute.
Dr Crock presented at Warragul on Friday 10th May. Feedback was fantastic from mostly doctors in both hospital and the community, providing very lively discussion and good suggestions.
Dr Crock is scheduled to present at the Royal Childrens’ Hospital and Northern Health in the coming weeks.
If you would like Dr. Crock to help inspire your staff or colleagues, please contact us
The November 2012 edition of the newsletter from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care focuses on Patient Centred Care. Click here to view a PDF of the newsletter.
Julia Medew wrote an excellent article published the the Sunday Age 30th December 2012. This edition included other articles related to the empowerment of the patient. Click here to view the article.