…for those in the United States, this post appeared today in the MCMLA-L of the MidContinent Chapter of the Medical Library Association.
“The Joint Commission is proposing requirements for the Hospital Accreditation Program to advance effective communication, cultural competence, and patient-centered care. Your feedback regarding the value of the proposed requirements and the ability of hospitals to implement them is important. At the earliest, any implementation of the proposed requirements would occur in January 2011. To review and comment on the proposed requirements, please click on the link provided, or copy and paste the link into the address bar of your browser: http://www.JointCommission.org/Standards/FieldReviews/field_ecccpc (bbj)”