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3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Engaging Patients Partners: An Essential Step Toward Maximizing the Quality of Care and Research

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The patient perspective and ultimately their care priorities are different from that of clinicians and researchers. Engaging patients and their caregivers as partners in how we design research and/or plan care delivery offers a unique lived experience that informs clinicians of potential barriers and the strategies on how to mitigate them. Patient partners offer unique insight into health care and are integral members in the conception, development, and execution of clinical practice and/or research. Furthermore, patients offer clinicians insights that support successful translation and dissemination. We will provide an overview of patient-oriented research and clinical practice as well as an introduction to involving patient partners in both domains. We will share our own real world successes in partnering with patients in both the clinical and research realm. An interactive Q&A with the speakers will follow the didactic portion of this session.

Learning objectives:

  • Provide an overview of patient-oriented clinical practice and research, highlighting its need in health care.
  • Understand patient partner onboarding and involvement through “real world” examples.
  • Recognize patient motivation and rationale behind engaging in planning health care provision and research.


Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Students

Age Group(s)

Adult (18-64)