Patient Safety Tool: Provider Tools to Care for Diverse Populations

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Innovations Exchange offers a free toolkit on caring for diverse populations from the Industry Collaborative Effort Cultural and Linguistics Workgroup.

ICE, a multidisciplinary team of providers, health plans, associations, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies, developed "Better Communication, Better Care: Provider Tools to Care for Diverse Populations" to help medical practices deliver high-quality care to populations with different backgrounds and beliefs.



The toolkit includes resources in four areas:

•    Interaction with a diverse patient base. This section includes tips for patient interviews and strategies to identify literacy problems.

•    Communication across language barriers. This section features tips for identifying and working with interpreters, among other tools.

•    Understanding patients from various cultural backgrounds. This section includes information on different cultural backgrounds.

•    References and resources. This section includes some legal requirements and other resources to help providers deliver high-quality care to all patient populations.

Download the tools to care for diverse populations for use in your own facility.

Note: View our database providing more than 400 reports that link to free downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

More Articles on Patient Safety:

Why Quality Improvement Demands Healthcare Culture Supportive of Nurses
Bipartisan Policy Center Proposes HIT Patient Safety Regulatory Framework

7 Steps to Lead Efficient Patient Safety Meetings

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 


Patient Safety Tools & Resources Database

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months