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Appleby C, Neher WR, Sprague L, Appleby M. n.d.. The marathon encounter: Toward a philosophy of care. Minneapolis, MN: [University of Minnesota, School of Public Health], Systems Development Project, 55 pp. (Comment series no.: 9-1 (12))

Annotation: This paper is a report of a marathon encounter group studying physician patient relations and its implications for a philosophy of care. Both health personnel and patients were participants. This paper will include the background and philosophy of the marathon, the theoretical assumptions, methodology, findings from the marathon, suggestions for future marathon projects, suggestions for future evaluations of marathons, and implications for interdisciplinary attempts at comprehensive care in in low-income areas. This is part of the documentation and assessment of the effect of P.L. 89-97, Title V. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Keywords: .Comprehensive health care, Adolescent health programs, Child health programs, Children and Youth Projects, Federal MCH programs, Physician patient relations, Title V programs

U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 2016–. Guide to improving patient safety in primary care settings by engaging patients and families. Rockville, MD: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, multiple items.

Annotation: This guide for primary care health professionals provides four strategies they can adopt to improve patient safety, as well as materials to support adoption. Topics include supporting adoption of teach-back, a technique to ensure health care professionals that they have explained medical information clearly so that patients and their families understand what is communicated to them; helping patients and their families prepare for and become more fully engaged in their medical appointments; engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete and accurate medical list for addressing medication reconciliation and management issues; and the warm handoff, a transfer of care from one clinician to another, where the handoff occurs in front of the patient and family. Contents include implementation guides, interactive learning modules, posters and handouts, fact sheets, sample processes and procedures, staff checklists, and videos.

Contact: U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 427-1104 Secondary Telephone: (301) 427-1364 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Family centered care, Health literacy, Participation, Patient care, Physician patient relations, Prevention programs, Primary care, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals, Role, Safety programs

Moursi A. 2013. Patient centered care. Chicago, IL: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 12 pp.

Annotation: This brief describes principles of and case studies on how patient- and family-centered care fit within the dental home. The brief also addresses health information technology and government programs that promote this care model. Finally, policy recommendations for patient- and family-centered care are presented. Topics include respect and cultural competence, integration and coordination of care, communication and information sharing, quality of care, and whole-person and comprehensive care.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, 211 East Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611-2637, Telephone: (312) 337-2169 Secondary Telephone: (800) 544-2174 Fax: (312) 337-6329 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Dental care, Family centered care, Health services delivery, Oral health, Patient care management, Physician patient relations, Service integration

ABIM Foundation. 2012–. Choosing Wisely®. Philadelphia, PA: ABIM Foundation,

Annotation: This website is part of a multi-year campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about the overuse of tests and procedures and support physician efforts to help patients make smart and effective care choices. Contents include lists of Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question. Each list provides specific, evidence-based recommendations physicians and patients should discuss to help make wise decisions about the most appropriate care based on their individual situation. Each list also describes the methodology used to the create the list. Descriptions of campaign partners, including national organizations representing medical specialists and a number of consumer-focused organizations, are provided. Additional resources are also available from the website.

Contact: ABIM Foundation, 510 Walnut Street, Suite 1700, Philadelphia, PA 19106, Contact E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communication, Consumer education, Diagnostic techniques, Patient care, Physician patient relations, Public awareness campaigns, Safety, Tests, Treatment

Panel on Treatment of HIV-Infected Pregnant Women and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission. 2012. Recommendations for use of antiretroviral drugs in pregnant HIV-1-infected women for maternal health and interventions to reduce perinatal HIV transmission in the United States. Rockville, MD: AIDSinfo, 235 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide health professionals with information for discussion with HIV-infected pregnant women to enable the patient-health professional team to make informed decisions about the use of antiretroviral drugs during pregnancy and the use of elective Cesarean delivery to reduce perinatal HIV transmission. The recommendations in the guidelines are accompanied by discussion of various circumstances that commonly occur in clinical practice and the factors influencing treatment considerations. Topics include (1) lessons learns from clinical trials of antiretroviral interventions to reduce perinatal transmission of HIV, (2) preconception counseling and care for HIV-infected women of childbearing age, (3) antepartum care, (4) intrapartum care, (5) postpartum care, and (6) neonatal postnatal care.

Contact: AIDSinfo, P.O. Box 6303, Rockville, MD 20849-6303, Telephone: (800) 448-0440 Secondary Telephone: (888) 480-3739 Fax: (301) 315-2818 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cesarean section, Counseling, Disease transmission, Guidelines, HIV infected patients, Pediatric HIV, Physician patient relations, Postnatal care, Postpartum care, Preconception care, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Prevention, Treatment

Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange. 2012. Violence and pregnancy: Screening, resources, and referrals—Provider guide Washington State. Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Health, Health Education Resource Exchange, 2 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for health care providers in Washington state offers tips and advice for screening for violence among pregnant patients. It provides information on confidentiality, referral resources, as well as organizations for providers to gather more information and screening guidelines.

Contact: Washington State Department of Health, P.O. Box 47890, Olympia, WA 98504-7890, Telephone: (800) 525-0127 Secondary Telephone: (360) 236-4030 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Interpersonal violence, Physician patient relations, Pregnant women, Prenatal screening, Resources for professionals, Washington

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health. 2011. A message to health care professionals: Teen pregnancy. [Atlanta, GA]: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, 1 video (2 min. 34 sec.).

Annotation: The video features adolescents urging health care professionals across the nation to talk to their teen patients about pregnancy, contraception, and disease prevention.

Contact: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent pregnancy, Contraception, Patient education, Physician patient relations, Prevention, Sexual health, Statistics

Walker I, McManus MA, Fox HB. 2011. Medical home innovations: Where do adolescents fit?. Washington, DC: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health , 13 pp. (Report; no. 7)

Annotation: This issue brief presents findings from interviews conducted with leaders of 12 medical home programs across the United States, focusing on how the model has benefitted adolescents. Topics include personal provider, physician-directed practice, whole person orientation, care coordination, quality and safety, enhanced access, and payment for excellence. Progress and challenges are discussed.

Contact: National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, 1615 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 223-1500 Fax: (202) 429-3557 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescents, Holistic health, Medical home, Physician patient relations, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Service coordination

Baur C, ed. 2010. National action plan to improve health literacy. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 67 pp.

Annotation: This plan outlines seven goals and suggests strategies for developing a society-wide response to the public health problem of limited health literacy. The goals and strategies support Healthy People objectives in health literacy and related areas such as chronic disease. Many of the strategies highlight actions that particular organizations or professions can take to further thee goals.

Contact: U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, MD 20852, Fax: (240) 453-8282 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Children, Community action, Consumer education, Health literacy, Literacy education, Oral health, Physician patient relations

Fox S, Jones S. 2009. The social life of health information: Americans' pursuit of health takes place within a widening network of both online and offline sources. Washington, DC: Pew Internet and American Life Project, 72 pp.

Annotation: This paper describes a national survey about the social impact of the Internet on health care. Topics include types of Internet or traditional sources used by consumers, how information gathered is used to communicate with health professionals, and who is likely to be using which services. Contents include a summary of findings, the shifting landscape, social media and health, readers and listeners versus writers and creators, the impact of online health resources, and trends to watch.

Contact: Pew Internet and American Life Project, 1615 L Street, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 419-4500 Fax: 202-419-4505 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education, Health attitudes, Health literacy, Information sources, Internet, Patient education, Physician patient relations, Social media, Surveys, Trends, World Wide Web

Abrams MA, Dreyer BP, eds. 2009. Plain language pediatrics: Health literacy strategies and communication resources for common pediatric topics. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics, 337 pp.

Annotation: This book provides a framework for implementing a plain language approach to communication between health care staff and patients in the office. Part one explores limited health literacy, including the scope of the problem, how it affects children in particular, and how health care providers can address and overcome health literacy issues with patients and their caregivers. Part two of the book provides a series of 25 reproducible patient education handouts in both English and Spanish. Sample topics of handouts include asthma, bronchiolitis, fever, influenza, oral health, smoking, and temper tantrums. Provided with the handouts are techniques and professional guidance for health care providers to incorporate plain language about each topic into their daily practice.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: $54.95 for non-members, $49.95 for members, plus shipping and handling. Document Number: ISBN 978-1-58110-265-9.

Keywords: Communication skills, Health literacy, Language barriers, Literacy education, Patient care management, Physician patient relations, Resources for professionals, Spanish language materials

Sells J. 2008. Medical providers and the Birth to Three Early Intervention Program: Key partners in the need for systems changes to improve outcomes for children—Summary report and recommendations. King County, WA: Medical Provider-Early Intervention Partnership Project, SOAR and the King County Board for Developmental Disabilities/King County Interagency Coordinating Council, 79 pp.

Annotation: This report describes the the Medical Provider-Early Intervention Partnership Project to build partnerships with medical providers that encourages and facilitates their ability to successfully identify and refer families into early intervention services and for wider partnerships throughout King County, Washington. Contents include perspectives of early intervention providers and medical providers, state opportunities in Washington, a review of the literature on developmental services and systems change, and recommendations.

Contact: Docs for Tots, 28 Breeley Boulevard, Melville, NY 11747 , Telephone: (856)362.4868 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Developmental screening, Early intervention, Family centered services, Health services delivery, Infants, Physician patient relations, Program descriptions, Service integration, Washington, Young children

Management Sciences for Health, U.S. Bureau of Primary Health Care. 2008. The provider's guide to quality and culture. [Medford, MA]: Management Sciences for Health, 1 v.

Annotation: These resources are designed to help health care organizations throughout the United States provide high-quality, culturally competent services to multi-ethnic populations. Resources include a quiz to help individuals learn how culture influences health care, materials that provide background information and a framework for thinking about cultural competence, and short audio clips of health professionals describing their experience working with culturally diverse populations. Additional information and resources about client-provider interaction, health disparities, cultural groups, and culturally competent organizations are available on the website.

Contact: The Manager's Electronic Resource Center, Management Sciences for Health, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural barriers, Cultural beliefs, Cultural factors, Culturally competent services, Ethnic groups, Organizations, Physician patient relations, Self assessment

Sandmaier M. 2007. The healthy heart handbook for women. (Rev. ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 122 pp.

Annotation: This book provides information to women about cardiovascular disease prevention. Contents include a summary of the new edition, heart disease prevention promotion and risk factors, patient and physician communication and partnership, major risk factors for cardiovascular disease, other risk factors, taking control and health planning, tips for women with heart disease, getting help for a heart attack, and how to estimate risk. Additional Web site resources are provided for further information.

Contact: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Health Information Center, P.O. Box 30105, Bethesda, MD 20824-0105, Telephone: (301) 592-8573 Secondary Telephone: (240) 629-3255 Fax: (301) 592-8563 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: NIH 07-2720.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Cardiovascular diseases, Health promotion, Heart diseases, Maternal health, Nutrition, Nutrition education, Patient education, Physician patient relations, Prevention programs, Women's health

Lamaze International. 2007. Advancing normal birth. Journal of Perinatal Education 16(1 Suppl.):1S-96S. Winter 2007.,

Annotation: This supplemental issue of the Journal of Perinatal Education focuses on the Coalition for Improving Maternity Services' initiative for improving maternity services and promoting normal birth. It describes principles underlying the Mother-Friendly Childbirth Initiatives, identifies the ten steps of Mother-Friendly Care and the evidence basis for the ten steps in separately authored articles. The appendix includes an article discussing the rationales and systematic reviews of both home birth and freestanding birth centers. Additional discussion and commentary is provided.

Contact: Lamaze International, 2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 , Telephone: (202) 367-1128 Secondary Telephone: (800) 368-4404 Fax: (202) 367-2128 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Alternative birth styles, Birthing centers, Consumer satisfaction, Delivery rooms, Health services delivery, Home childbirth, Labor, Mothers, Physician patient relations, Pregnancy

Schott J, Henley A, Kohner N. 2007. Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby: Guidelines for professionals. (3rd ed.). London, UK: SANDS, 272 pp.

Annotation: This edition, for health care providers in the United Kingdom, provides guidelines on parents' needs after the loss of a pregnancy or child for whatever reason it occurred, laws to be applied and when they do not apply, the impact the loss on parents and families, and the importance of the care that is offered. Topics include providing inclusive care; holistic care; loss and grief; communication; communication across language and other barriers; termination of pregnancy for reasons other than abnormality; antenatal screening, diagnostic tests, and procedures; continuing the pregnancy; losses in pregnancy; care in neonatal units, transfer to the mortuary and post mortem investigations; funerals and memorials; support and training for staff; guidance for health care providers, and legal issues, regulations, and professionals standards concerning the termination of pregnancy.

Contact: SANDS, 28 Portland Place, London, ENGLAND W1B 1LY, Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN(13) 978-0-9554243-2-8 ISBN(10) 0-9554243-2-1.

Keywords: Bereavement, Fetal death, Grief, Guidelines, Infant death, Neonatal death, Neonatal intensive care, Neonatal screening, Patient advocacy, Physician patient relations, Postpartum care, Pregnancy loss, Prenatal screening, United Kingdom

Industry Collaboration Effort, Cultural and Linguistic Workgroup. [2006]. Better communication, better care: Provider tools to care for diverse populations. Whittier, CA: Industry Collaboration Effort, 56 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides a set of materials for healthcare professionals to use in providing care to a diverse patient population. Materials include tip sheets, interview guides, flash cards and signs in multiple languages, self assessment forms, civil rights legislation and a list of standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate services . Topics include interaction with a diverse patient base, communication across language barriers, understanding patients from various cultural backgrounds, and references and resources.

Contact: Industry Collaboration Effort, P.O. Box 6270, Whittier, CA 92658, Fax: (775) 345-7564 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Cultural competence, Cultural diversity, Cultural sensitivity, Health care delivery, Language barriers, Physician patient relations

America's Health Insurance Plans. 2006. Tools to address disparities in health: Communications resources to close the gap—A compendium of resources for health insurance plans, physicians, and health care organizations. Washington, DC: America's Health Insurance Plans, 45 pp.

Annotation: This compendium provides culturally relevant resources and actions that health insurance plans, physicians and clinicians, and health care organizations can integrate into organization-wide initiatives and incorporate in everyday communications with health care consumers. Topics include types of health information requested by consumers; consumer views and attitudes on the collection of data by race, ethnicity, and primary language by health insurance plans, hospitals, and others; a review of research on improving access and cross-cultural communications; recommendations to improve consumer knowledge and awareness of health disparities and culturally and linguistically appropriate health care messages and services. The compendium includes lists of resources, tools, and Web sites designed for consumers and health care professionals to improve health communications, and increase the rates of preventive screenings and medication adherence.

Contact: America's Health Insurance Plans, 601 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., South Building, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20004, Telephone: (202) 778-3200 Fax: (202) 331-7487 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Communications, Cultural diversity, Culturally competent services, Health care delivery, Oral health, Physician patient relations

Schor EL, Lannon C. 2005. Child public health and the quality of preventive pediatric care. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 13 pp. (Background paper)

Annotation: This paper outlines the importance of assuring access to quality care through public and private sectors, and the roles played by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the American Academy of Pediatrics in providing guidelines and training to individual practitioners on preventive care to children and adolescents. Topics include changing patterns of morbidity; problems with health care access and quality; and quality assurance and improvement. Contents include the introduction and background, opportunities and efforts to improve quality, congruent missions to improve child health care quality, all quality is local, a quality of care framework for public health and medicine, and next steps toward collaboration. Notes conclude the report.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: Web Site: Contact for cost information.

Keywords: Access to health care, American Academy of Pediatrics, Child health, Collaboration, Disease prevention, Health care financing, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Pediatric care, Physician patient relations, Primary care, Public health, Public private partnerships, Quality assurance, Role

Halfon N, Inkelas M, Abrams M, Stevens G. 2005. Quality of preventive health care for young children: Strategies for improvement. New York, NY: Commonwealth Fund, 21 pp.

Annotation: This report reviews the need for reducing barriers by primary care providers to parental counseling on important developmental and behavioral topics like discipline and toilet training. Barriers discussed include time constraints, inadequate reimbursement, and a need for improved provider training. Additional topics include defining developmental services, parents' concerns regarding child development, identifying and evaluating developmental issues, gaps in providing developmental assessment, a comparison of traditional preventive topics covered with developmental and learning topics, parental values placed on unaddressed topics more than others, what disparities exist in guidance on child development and health promotion, pediatricians' perspectives on barriers to assessing development, and strategies and recommendations. Statistical data are provided in charts throughout the report. Conclusions, a review of the methodology, and notes are provided at the conclusion of the report.

Contact: Commonwealth Fund, One East 75th Street, New York, NY 10021, Telephone: (212) 606-3800 Fax: (212) 606-3500 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child development, Child health, Developmental pediatrics, Parent professional relations, Patient satisfaction, Physician patient relations, Prevention services, Primary care, Young children

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.