The World Federation of Societies of Intensive and Critical Care Medicine (WFSICCM) is launching an initiative to solicit exemplars from national scientific societies on the types of patient- and family-centered care/engagement practices being implemented worldwide. A growing number of studies are addressing patient-centered care and strategies to engage family members to promote best outcomes for critically ill patients. However, the degree to which these practices are being implemented worldwide is not known.
The survey “Patient and Family Centered Care in the ICU: Worldwide Exemplars” is being launched to obtain information on a global scale. The information provided will be useful to inform the global critical care community of current initiatives and strategies, and potential barriers to implementing patient-centered outcomes research and family-centered care/engagement to enhance intensive care unit care delivery.