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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163605
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Program for the study of health care relationships
Author(s):
Cusson, Regina; Cohen, Sally; Krauss, Judith; Selles, Johanna
Author Details:
Regina Cusson, Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, Cromwell, Connecticut, USA, email: regina.cusson@uconn.edu; Sally Cohen; Judith Krauss; Johanna Selles
Abstract:
With local foundation support, two schools of nursing from one state's major academic institutions developed a collaborative, multidisciplinary, statewide program to generate and disseminate knowledge about the relational aspects of care, with a focus on patient adherence to health care regimens. The Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships has established a forum for the coordinated study of the dynamics of relationships among patients, caregivers, practitioners, providers, payers and others involved in patient care. The Program's mission is to bring issues surrounding the relational aspects of care to the forefront of the ongoing discourse about health care in the state and the nation. The program is based on the assumption that relationships between patients and practitioners are fundamental to health care. They are the engines for the exchange of information, feelings, and concerns; factors in the success of health care regimens; and essential to patient and practitioner satisfaction--all of which ultimately contribute to positive health outcomes. Clinicians, educators in the health professions, social scientists, as well as the lay public are increasingly acknowledging that the relationship domain holds great potential for further improving the health status of Americans. The high prevalence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and other such diagnoses illustrate the many life-threatening conditions that could be ameliorated by successful partnerships among patients, families, and health care professionals. The prevailing paradigm for patient-practitioner relationships is one in which clinicians are deemed the "knowledge broker" and patients rarely approach clinical encounters with a sense of autonomy, ready to disclose their views and actively seek information. The Program, which has three phases, has been underway for approximately one year, with two and one half years remaining in the project. The goals of Phase I were to establish an infrastructure that would support the long-term work of the Program by creating a statewide forum for knowledge building and establishing a baseline of information. Phase II involved sponsoring research that furthers understanding of the influence of patient-caregiver relationships on adherence and other aspects of health care. Phase III will address dissemination of information to patients, practitioners, providers, and policy makers in the state and nationwide. Phase I has been completed through the establishment of Expert Panels representing diverse health team members co-chaired by a health care provider and a patient, which meet regularly to study and guide research on health care relationships. Phase II is currently in process, with 11 research projects funded throughout the state to examine issues related to the health care relationship. The Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships seeks to understand the role of health care relationships in health care transactions and outcomes, especially those related to adherence with treatment. The Program also seeks to establish innovative links among research findings, practice and policy. Such linkages are critical to transform research findings into meaningful clinical change that affects patient outcomes. Moreover, we hope to explore new models of translating findings from clinical research to practical applications in practice and policy formulation.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleProgram for the study of health care relationshipsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCusson, Reginaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCohen, Sallyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKrauss, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorSelles, Johannaen_US
dc.author.detailsRegina Cusson, Professor, University of Connecticut, School of Nursing, Cromwell, Connecticut, USA, email: regina.cusson@uconn.edu; Sally Cohen; Judith Krauss; Johanna Sellesen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163605-
dc.description.abstractWith local foundation support, two schools of nursing from one state's major academic institutions developed a collaborative, multidisciplinary, statewide program to generate and disseminate knowledge about the relational aspects of care, with a focus on patient adherence to health care regimens. The Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships has established a forum for the coordinated study of the dynamics of relationships among patients, caregivers, practitioners, providers, payers and others involved in patient care. The Program's mission is to bring issues surrounding the relational aspects of care to the forefront of the ongoing discourse about health care in the state and the nation. The program is based on the assumption that relationships between patients and practitioners are fundamental to health care. They are the engines for the exchange of information, feelings, and concerns; factors in the success of health care regimens; and essential to patient and practitioner satisfaction--all of which ultimately contribute to positive health outcomes. Clinicians, educators in the health professions, social scientists, as well as the lay public are increasingly acknowledging that the relationship domain holds great potential for further improving the health status of Americans. The high prevalence of obesity, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and other such diagnoses illustrate the many life-threatening conditions that could be ameliorated by successful partnerships among patients, families, and health care professionals. The prevailing paradigm for patient-practitioner relationships is one in which clinicians are deemed the "knowledge broker" and patients rarely approach clinical encounters with a sense of autonomy, ready to disclose their views and actively seek information. The Program, which has three phases, has been underway for approximately one year, with two and one half years remaining in the project. The goals of Phase I were to establish an infrastructure that would support the long-term work of the Program by creating a statewide forum for knowledge building and establishing a baseline of information. Phase II involved sponsoring research that furthers understanding of the influence of patient-caregiver relationships on adherence and other aspects of health care. Phase III will address dissemination of information to patients, practitioners, providers, and policy makers in the state and nationwide. Phase I has been completed through the establishment of Expert Panels representing diverse health team members co-chaired by a health care provider and a patient, which meet regularly to study and guide research on health care relationships. Phase II is currently in process, with 11 research projects funded throughout the state to examine issues related to the health care relationship. The Program for the Study of Health Care Relationships seeks to understand the role of health care relationships in health care transactions and outcomes, especially those related to adherence with treatment. The Program also seeks to establish innovative links among research findings, practice and policy. Such linkages are critical to transform research findings into meaningful clinical change that affects patient outcomes. Moreover, we hope to explore new models of translating findings from clinical research to practical applications in practice and policy formulation.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:10:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:10:30Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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