Joint Commission releases new free monograph

Accreditation Connection, August 6, 2010

The Joint Commission has released its most recent free downloadable monograph. This document, entitled “Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Roadmap for Hospitals,” is intended to help hospitals to comply with new standards addressing patient-centered communication.

The three keye areas hospitals must focus on to achieve excellence in these standards are communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care. The Joint Commission’s official statement indicates that while this new monograph is not all-inclusive in addressing every aspect of these standards, it does target key issues hospitals should look at when working to meet unique needs for every patient.

For more information on the monograph, visit The Joint Commission’s site here.

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