Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Upcoming Event: The Voice of the Patient

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, the Donaghue Foundation will be hosting its fifth and final event in their Andrews Lecture Series, which honors the stewardship of their foundation by Ray Andrews from 1993-2007.

Sue Sheridan will present "The Voice of the Patient: Now making a difference in treatment, research and patient safety."

Sheridan is the Deputy Director for Patient Engagement at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and is responsible for creating networks and engaging patients across the nation to provide broad-based input on the development and execution of PCORI’s research. Sheridan became involved in patient safety after her family experienced two serious medical system failures. In 2003, Sheridan co-founded Consumers Advancing Patient Safety (CAPS), a nonprofit organization that seeks a safe, compassionate and just health care system through proactive partnership between consumers and providers of care. Sheridan served as President of CAPS from 2003-2010. From 2004-2011, she led the World Health Organization’s Patients for Patient Safety initiative, which embraces the collective wisdom of the patient, patient empowerment and patient-centered care.

For more details about the event, please visit the Donaghue Foundation's website.

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