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Effective Health Care Program

Engaging Patients in the Uptake, Understanding, and Use of Evidence: Addressing Barriers and Facilitators of Successful Engagement

Series Overview

The Eisenberg Center convenes scientific meetings for the discussion of state-of-the-art concepts in communication and medical decisionmaking. Experts in health communication, health literacy, shared decisionmaking, and related fields come together to produce high quality, scholarly white papers (and stakeholder commentaries) that offer insight into how state-of-the-art advances in medical science can be transformed into state-of-the-art clinical decisionmaking and improved health communication.

This conference took place on September 17, 2015, in Houston, Texas and brought together nine nationally prominent experts in patient engagement. They addressed the following topics: 1) understanding patient engagement conceptually and contextually; 2) overcoming barriers to patient engagement; 3) activating facilitators of patient engagement; and 4) presenting case studies of successful interventions for increasing patient engagement.

Sessions

  1. Patient Engagement: Roles of Activation, Evidence, and Context
  2. Barriers to Patient Engagement
  3. Facilitating Patient Engagement

Publications

The papers presented at this conference were published in Patient Education and Counseling.

Monique D. Cohen, Engaging patients in understanding and using evidence to inform shared decision making, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 100, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 2-3, ISSN 0738-3991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.11.013.

Richard L. Street Jr., Robert J. Volk, Lisa Lowenstein, C. Michael Fordis Jr., Engaging patients in the uptake, understanding, and use of evidence: Addressing barriers and facilitators of successful engagement, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 100, Issue 1, January 2017, Page 4, ISSN 0738-3991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.005.

Judith H. Hibbard, Patient activation and the use of information to support informed health decisions, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 100, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 5-7, ISSN 0738-3991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.006.

Lauren McCormack, Veronica Thomas, Megan A. Lewis, Rima Rudd, Improving low health literacy and patient engagement: A social ecological approach, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 100, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 8-13, ISSN 0738-3991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.007.

J.S. Blumenthal-Barby, ‘That’s the doctor’s job’: Overcoming patient reluctance to be involved in medical decision making, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 100, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 14-17, ISSN 0738-3991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.010.

Sarah T. Hawley, Arden M. Morris, Cultural challenges to engaging patients in shared decision making, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 100, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 18-24, ISSN 0738-3991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.008.

Kristin L. Carman, Thomas A. Workman, Engaging patients and consumers in research evidence: Applying the conceptual model of patient and family engagement, Patient Education and Counseling, Volume 100, Issue 1, January 2017, Pages 25-29, ISSN 0738-3991, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.07.009.