Navigating Patient Engagement: Nursing's Priority
Recorded on October 16, 2013 (60 minutes)

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While nurses are critical to the exchange of information with patients and families, fostering successful engagement goes beyond information sharing. Nurses are positioned to do what it takes to make it easy for patients and families to engage in decision making.

Join Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPh Professor and Robert Luciano Chair of Health care Policy at Baruch College as she highlights strategies for enhancing the contributions of nurses to foster successful engagement.


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Shoshanna Sofaer, DrPh is the Robert P. Luciano Professor of Health Care Policy at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College. Dr. Sofaer conducts research on: the development of quality measures that resonate with consumers and patients; the design and dissemination of public records on comparative health care quality and cost; the development of tools patients and families can use to engage productively in their health and health care; ways to improve the effectiveness of health care professionals in caring for older people; and the development of state and local partnerships to pursue community health and health care improvement objectives.

Currently, she is a member of the National Quality Forum Usability Task Force, which is developing guidelines for ensuring that NQF endorsed measures are usable by different audiences. Dr. Sofaer is nationally known for her expertise in qualitative and mixed methods research, and survey research and consults and trains widely on these issues.

Navigating Patient Engagement: Nursing's Priority provides 1.0 CNE contact hours (60 minute contact hour).

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178 for 1.2 contact hours (50 minute contact hour).

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:.

Objective 1: Analyze Conditions that Embrace Patient Engagement.

Objective 2: Identify Leading Practices to Foster Engagement.