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Vol. LXVI, No. 21
October 10, 2014
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Grady Highlights Person-Centered Health At UCSF Commencement

Dr. Patricia Grady (c) with senior faculty members at the UCSF School of Nursing commencement

Dr. Patricia Grady (c) with senior faculty members at the UCSF School of Nursing commencement

Photo: Elisabeth Fall/Fallfoto.com

At the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing commencement, NINR director Dr. Patricia Grady noted that UCSF and NINR strive for the same objective—to improve clinical care and health outcomes. She told the audience that leadership, collaboration and shared decision-making are among the many different factors necessary to improve health and health care.

“Family or person-centered health is the keystone to transforming our health care system and empowering those for whom we care,” said Grady. She noted that including patients and families in decision-making helps people to live healthier lives and improves quality of life. When families are involved in their health care decisions, they learn and become active partners with providers.

Grady closed by encouraging graduates to be lifelong learners and follow their ambitions to make a difference in our nation’s health. The graduates are now part of the nursing science community that assumes the challenge of addressing critical health care needs.


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