The following learning objective(s) are addressed by this assessment:
Advocate for measures that benefit public health and the nursing and health care management professions.
Healthcare businesses are constantly pushed to provide high-quality treatment while also fostering a safe atmosphere for both patients and healthcare personnel.
Consider your healthcare experience (clinical or administrative). Describe briefly a moment when you worked in an environment where safety and quality were successfully balanced and practiced – OR – mention an instance when the inverse occurred.
.How will YOU, as a clinical or administrative leader, maintain safety and quality in your department or facility?
Provide detailed metrics in the form of bullet points.
Are policies included in these measures? What is your reasoning?
Please use APA citations and references to back up your thoughts and opinions.
How patient advocacy improves outcomes
According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), “only 12% of U.S. adults have the health literacy skills needed to manage the demands of our complex health care system, and even these individuals’ ability to absorb and use health information can be compromised by stress or illness.” This remark emphasizes the significance of clear communication between healthcare practitioners and patients.
Communication’s Importance in Healthcare
Patients require information from their healthcare professionals in order to make health-related decisions. However, if individuals can not grasp the information because of a lack of health literacy, they cannot make educated judgments. For efficient healthcare delivery, healthcare organizations must enhance their communication and connections with patients. The Harvard Public Health Review provides an overview.
“Patients must be allowed to communicate with healthcare staff about their health issues.”
“In order to address health issues correctly, healthcare staff must be able to receive and analyze information.”
“In order to reduce the probability of reoccurring health concerns, healthcare staff must provide enough information to patients to assist them in taking preventative actions to preserve their health.”
How health advocacy is addressing communication issues
Health advocates may play an important role in providing health facts to patients and assisting them in making informed health decisions. Health advocates play a critical role in improving health outcomes by trying to close the communication gap between healthcare providers and people.