Self assessment is essential prior to implementing a PFAC (Patient and Family Advisory Council).
Answers to self assessment questions inform our pathway forward.
ONLY WHEN WE HAVE YESES ACROSS THE BOARD WILL WE BE READY TO OPTIMALLY IMPLEMENT OUR PFAC.
AND IF WE DON’T — IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT WE BUILD INTO OUR PROCESS, PATHWAYS TO ADDRESS EACH OPPORTUNITY NOTED.
PFAC READINESS SELF ASSESSMENT
1.) Do our organization’s vision, mission, goals and values reflect the principles of promoting partnerships with the patients and families we serve? Truly listening and honoring?
2.) Does our funding model align?
3.) Have we adequately resourced our PFAC?
4.) Do our PFAC reporting channels align to optimal impact?
5.) Has our organization defined quality health care and does this definition include patient and family partnerships?
6.) Have we created a system to maximize the impact of our PFAC?
7.) Do our organization’s leaders, through their words and actions, hold self and all staff accountable for patient and family partnerships?
8.) Do our organization’s leaders, through their words and actions, hold physicians accountable for patient and family partnerships?