Planning for the upcoming Quality Summit 2017 is underway. To this end, members of the Patients 4 Change (Pts4Chg) community were asked to provide their thoughts on what they would like to see at the summit. During a recent Pts4Chg community telephone chat, which focused on the Quality Summit 2017, one of the key ideas raised was the need to talk about the “elephant in the room,” as it relates to partnering with Patient/Family Advisors.
While it is true that these topics may be difficult to raise and cause some angst and discomfort when discussed, by pretending that such issues do not exist and hence failing to address the elephant in the room, genuine collaboration and engagement with advisors is not apt to occur.
Below are some of parts of the elephant the Pts4Chg community identified.
- Devaluing advisors
- Fear of including advisors
- Wasting advisors’ time energy and experience
- Exploitation versus engagement – When does inclusion become exploitation?
- Partnership versus Tokenism
- Ignoring advisors
Click here to read more from the recent Pts4Chg conversation. If you have any ideas, suggestions or comments pertaining the following four areas, you are welcome to reply as a response to this post.
- What advisor-related topics would you like to see included at the Summit?
- What speakers would you like to have as part of the advisors’ sessions?
- What format would you like to see for the advisors sessions? For example, formal presentation, workshops, breakout session, etc.?
- Other Comments