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Goal of the day, Patient- and family-centered care, Patient autonomy



  1. Frazee, Sara BSN, RN


Goal of the day is a current topic of interest in helping to provide patient- and family-centered care, increase their satisfaction, and improve patient outcomes. Despite advancements in health care and provision of evidence-based care, we often fail to meet a patient's other needs. These needs are related to personalizing care by taking evidence-based standards of care and incorporating the patient's desires and goals. To deliver patient- and family-centered care, we need to demonstrate respect for the patient and family, build trust, and integrate their desires and goals into the daily care plan. The purpose of this project was to institute a goal of the day, increase patient and family satisfaction, and monitor outcomes.