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Patient and patients safety


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Patient and patients safety. Vasyl Kvartiuk. III International Conference on Patient Safety: "Patients for Patient Safety" (Madrid, Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs, 2007)

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Patient and patients safety

  1. 1. All-Ukrainian Council for Patients’ Rights and Safety Patients and Patient Safety Vasyl Kvartiuk Projects Coordinator All-Ukrainian Council for Patients’ Rights and Safety Tel: +491786734343 Email:, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  2. 2. Patient Safety knows no geographical boundaries • Patients are still harmed around the globe • Still no meaningful dialogue established between patients and clinicians • Culture of cover up is dominant in many countries • Low level of political will to resolve PS issues, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  3. 3. Patients’ Involvement is a key to Patient Safety Together we [Patients for Patient Safety] provide the world’s largest geographically and culturally diverse pool of patient wisdom on patient safety, ensuring authenticity and sustainability for the World Alliance for Patient Safety. This will ultimately save lives and prevent injuries. Susan Sheridan Lead, Patients for Patient Safety World Alliance for Patient Safety, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  4. 4. Medical Statistical Data is Patient’s Lives • Sequence of errors and system’s failures caused my grandmother being paralyzed and her further death • My whole family was greatly affected • We were harmed not only by system’s failures but by the way we were treated by clinicians, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  5. 5. Patients’ Activism is evolving in Ukraine Just a few examples of patient’s organizations but there are many more …, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  6. 6. What is All-Ukrainian Council for Patients’ Rights and Safety? • Not for profit, non governmental organization founded in 2001 by patients for patients •The main work strands: • Patient Safety • Legal help for patients • Palliative Care, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  7. 7. WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety and Patients for Patient Safety • Role of patients and caregivers – patient and consumer involvement. Partnership and Collaboration. Openness and honesty about risk and error • Philosophy of empowering, enabling, partnering • Ensures that the focus is on the patient perspective and patient centeredness • Workshop process and global expansion, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  8. 8. First Inaugural ‘Patients for Patient Safety’, London, 2005 • 21 PS Champions from around the Globe • Collective Vision in the form of “London Declaration”, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  9. 9. Ukrainian ‘Patients for Patient Safety’ Workshop, Kiev, June 1-3, 2007 (along with a number of other regional Workshops) • 17 PS Champions from around Ukraine • Products: a number of documents reflecting patient’s vision, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  10. 10. European ‘Patients for Patient Safety’ Workshop, 3-6 September, 2007, Dublin • PS Champions and policy-makers established meaningful dialogue Group Picture to be inserted • Recommendations from the Workshop, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  11. 11. Expert Group on Patient Safety initiated by All-Ukrainian Council • Established in April 2007 • Involves representatives of • Ministry of Health • Parliamentary Committee on Healthcare • Healthcare Research Institutions • Clinicians • Leading NGOs • Pharmaceutical Companies and Hospitals • The aim is to support development of PS Champions network and provide effective mechanism for patients involvement, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  12. 12. Patients’ Involvement • Information Campaign • Providing opportunities for PS Champions • Support and providing partnership opportunities, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  13. 13. Next steps • Speed up commitment to the First Global Patient Safety Challenge “Clean Care is Safer Care” • Expand the Network and provide more opportunities for Champions to get engaged • Elevate Patient Safety and patients’ involvement on the international level by partnering with neighboring countries • Carry out Patients’ Congress in September 2008, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  14. 14. We, Patients for Patient Safety, envision a different world in which healthcare errors are not harming people. We are partners in effort to prevent all avoidable harm in healthcare. London Declaration abstract, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87
  15. 15. Thank you! All-Ukrainian Council for Patients’ Rights and Safety vul. L. Pervomayskogo, bud. 9-A, of. 5 01133, Kyiv, Ukraine Tel/fax: +38044 235-65-87 +491786734343 Email:, Tel/Fax: +38044 235-65-87