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Patient Centered Communication Standards (JCAHO)

Patient Centered Communication Standards (JCAHO)

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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals is a monograph developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations.
Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals is a monograph developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations.

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A Roadmap for Hospitals
Advancing Effective Communication,Cultural Competence, andPatient- and Family-Centered Care
QualitySafetyEquity
 
Project Staff 
 Amy Wilson-Stronks, M.P.P., Project Director, Health Disparities, Division of Quality Measurement and Research, The JointCommission.Paul Schyve, M.D., Senior Vice President, The Joint CommissionChristina L. Cordero, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Project Director, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The JointCommissionIsa Rodriguez, Project Coordinator, Division of Quality Measurement and Research, The Joint CommissionMara Youdelman, J.D., L.L.M., Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program
Project Advisors
Maureen Carr, M.B.A., Project Director, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission Amy Panagopoulos, R.N., M.B.A., Director, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint CommissionRobert Wise, M.D., Vice President, Division of Standards and Survey Methods, The Joint Commission
 Joint Commission Mission
The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stake-holders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highestquality and value.The inclusion of an organization name, product, or service in a Joint Commission publication should not be construed as an en-dorsement of such organization, product, or services, nor is failure to include an organization name, product, or service to beconstrued as disapproval.© 2010 by The Joint CommissionPermission to reproduce this guide for noncommercial, educational purposes with display of attribution is granted. For otherrequests regarding permission to reprint, please call (630) 792-5954.
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The Joint Commission:
 Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: ARoadmap for Hospitals 
. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission, 2010.For more information about The Joint Commission, please visit http://www.jointcommission.org.
 A Roadmap for Hospitals
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements ............................................................................................viiIntroduction ..........................................................................................................1
Terminology ........................................................................................................................................................................................1A Roadmap to the Future....................................................................................................................................................................3How the
Roadmap
Is Organized ........................................................................................................................................................3Checklist of Recommended Issues to Address..............................................................................................................................4Joint Commission Requirements....................................................................................................................................................4Laws and Regulations....................................................................................................................................................................4Resource Guide ............................................................................................................................................................................4Suggested Ways to Use the
Roadmap for Hospitals
..........................................................................................................................4To Improve Performance................................................................................................................................................................4To Train Staff..................................................................................................................................................................................4To Help Inform Policy ....................................................................................................................................................................4To Evaluate Compliance with Relevant Laws, Regulations, and Standards..................................................................................6
Chapter 1: Admission............................................................................................9
Recommended Issues and Related Practice Examples to Address During Admission......................................................................9Inform patients of their rights..........................................................................................................................................................9Identify the patient’s preferred language for discussing health care............................................................................................10Identify whether the patient has a sensory or communication need............................................................................................10Determine whether the patient needs assistance completing admission forms ..........................................................................11Collect patient race and ethnicity data in the medical record ......................................................................................................11Identify if the patient uses any assistive devices..........................................................................................................................11Ask the patient if there are any additional needs that may affect his or her care ........................................................................11Communicate information about unique patient needs to the care team ....................................................................................12
Chapter 2: Assessment ......................................................................................13
Recommended Issues and Related Practice Examples to Address During Assessment ................................................................13Identify and address patient communication needs during assessment......................................................................................13Begin the patient–provider relationship with an introduction........................................................................................................14Support the patient’s ability to understand and act on health information....................................................................................14Identify and address patient mobility needs during assessment..................................................................................................14Identify patient cultural, religious, or spiritual beliefs and practices that influence care ..............................................................15Identify patient dietary needs or restrictions that affect care........................................................................................................16Ask the patient to identify a support person ................................................................................................................................16Communicate information about unique patient needs to the care team ....................................................................................16
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