PFC 101 Lesson 1: Patient-Provider Partnerships for Health
The interaction between patient and provider is the foundation of health care. But what types of relationships do patients and providers have, and how do they affect health outcomes? In this lesson, you’ll learn about several models of patient-provider relationships, and we’ll introduce a new model: patient-provider partnerships. You’ll also hear from a patient about her experience with illness and treatment.
Estimated Time of Completion: 20 minutes
Learning Objectives
After completing this lesson, you will be able to:
1. Describe the traditional model of patient-provider relationships.
2. List at least two reasons why the traditional model is unsuitable for promoting health in many health care situations.
3. Describe the partnership model of patient-provider relationships.
Contributors
Author(s):
Kendra Hotz, Coordinator, Urban and Community Health Concentration, Rhodes College View Profile
Mary Smith, Pastor, Antioch Church View Profile
Nia Zalamea, MD, FACS, Surgeon, Methodist University Hospital View Profile
Editor(s):
Stephanie Garry Garfunkel, MA, Managing Editor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Reviewer(s):
Kathy Duncan, RN, Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Christina Gunther-Murphy, MBA, Executive Director and Improvement Advisor, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Requirements
You must be a registered IHI.org user to take this lesson.
You must achieve a minimum score of 75% to successfully complete this lesson.