Project Summary

Focusing on patients’ needs and preferences requires that healthcare clinicians have knowledge of patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and can implement the findings in clinical practice. Significant gaps include lack of knowledge, expertise, and/or resources. One solution is to develop a learning collaborative for healthcare clinicians to learn to implement PCOR in clinical practice, while at the same time, partnering with and engaging patients and their family members to collectively identify strategies for integrating PCOR. This project provides funding to build on the prior work in disseminating PCOR to expand to provide resources and guidance for critical care clinicians to implement PCOR findings in clinical practice.

The objectives are to engage patients and caregivers to participate in PCOR-based initiatives, develop a learning collaborative for disseminating and implementing PCOR, and to design an “e-community” learning network to engage clinicians, patients, and families to share strategies for enabling PCOR to improve care.

The projected outputs from this project are engagement of patients and caregivers to participate in PCOR; creation of a learning collaborative for disseminating and implementing PCOR; and development of an e-community learning network to engage critical care clinicians, patients, and families. 

Project collaborators include Rush University Medical Center/Center for Clinical Research and Scholarship; and Patient & Family National Advisory Board Members.

Project Information

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN
Society of Critical Care Medicine

Key Dates

24 months


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Last updated: March 4, 2022