This paper authored by a service user researcher describes issues for young adults with diabetes which impacted on their attendance at an outpatient clinic. Identifying barriers and facilitators to attendance, it suggests ways hospitals can work with patients to improve access to diabetic services.
This paper examines the role of leadership in effectively shifting attitudes and behaviours to make patient engagement a reality and outlines eight key features of successful leadership for patient and family centred care.
This discussion paper examines possible barriers and facilitators to patient engagement drawn from a literature search. It goes on to propose a framework with recommendations to address these barriers and promote patient-provider engagement.