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This is the fourth session offering an overview of the knowledge that underpins the coproduction of healthcare service. This session focuses on developing an understanding of the third stream of knowledge: “science-informed practice” that must be developed and used to coproduce healthcare services. The session includes the exploration of a case in Ghana and the U.S. that helps us understand the diversity of science disciplines and methods. A helpful frame of reference is introduced and used.
We were delighted to welcome back Professors Paul Batalden and Tina Foster for a live webinar with guest presenters to discuss Coproducing Healthcare Service and its improvement: understanding the lived reality of the person sometimes known as "patient" in our ongoing series of live events on Coproduction in Healthcare.
As we look to the future, the healthcare industry is at a critical juncture. The rapid development of theories on how to deliver safe, person-centred care means that we can no longer rely on the excuse that “healthcare is different” from other industries and cannot be reliable and safe. People are now demanding safety and reliability in the care they receive, and they want to be treated as people who happen to be ill rather than as a number or a disease.
The last month has been pretty busy for me as the ISQua conference took place in Cape Town. This affords me the opportunity to reflect on the key lessons that came out of the conference that may apply to the Irish Healthcare system. There is more than enough for more than one article so I probably will use the concepts over a few, writes Dr. Pater Lachman.