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W21C Patient Safety Podcast


This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit www.patientsafetypodcast.ca and www.w21c.org to reach us. Email w21cedu@ucalgary.ca

Jul 5, 2013

In this episode Dr Trevor Chan and Dr Sunita Chacko discuss the quality improvement (QI) project that they completed for the 2012/13 W21C Patient Safety and Quality Management course called: Conversations Matter. 
 
After listening to this podcast listeners will be able to:
 
  • Define the difference between Advance Care Planning and Goal of Care Designations
  • List the interventions that Trevor and Sunita used in their project and which were most successful
  • Describe how advance care planning conversations, and especially the tracking tool, can positively affect patient safety and quality of care
  • Discuss some of the barriers that physicians encounter that could decrease their use of the tracking tool

For more information visit our website at www.patientsafetypodcast.com

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