Sep 282012
 

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Care About Your Care are sponsoring a video contest in which family caregivers can submit videos that share innovative ways they have ensured safe care transitions, especially when a patient is transitioning from the hospital to home care. If you found an innovative, patient-centered approach to improve the way patients and their care teams communicate, you can tell your story.

The deadline for entries is November 10, 2012. Submissions of videos up to two minutes long are welcome from patients, caregivers, and health care providers. For details visit the contest web site.

About the Video Contest
Across the country, patients, their families, nurses, care coordinators, and other front-line health care providers are pioneering effective ways of ensuring that patients understand their follow-up care plan, especially at transition points in care, like leaving the hospital. These efforts can help reduce trips back to the hospital, avoiding unnecessary care and helping patients maintain good health.

You don’t have to be an Oscar-winning filmmaker to enter—all you need is a video camera and a story to tell. Your video should share how you, your patient and their family, or your colleague(s) went above and beyond to make certain that a patient making a care transition from the hospital to the home was given and understood comprehensive instructions, as well as the necessary support and resources to help ensure that he or she would remain on a path to wellness.

Entries are welcome from across the patient, provider and caregiver communities, including, but not limited to: Nurse practitioners; nurse midwives; advanced practice nurses; clinical nurse leaders; care coordinators; front-line staff in health care settings; doctors; other hospital staff; patients; family members of patients; caregivers.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is sponsoring this video contest as part of its Care About Your Care campaign, a national effort to spark conversation and galvanize attention about what people can do to identify and receive better health care. Launched in 2011, Care About Your Care is a national effort to spark conversation and galvanize attention about what people can do to identify and receive better health care.

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