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The Whole Patient Care Initiative is a patient-led movement to spotlight the value of the whole person approach to care. If you work in reproductive health, add your voice by re-asserting your commitment to provide respectful and responsive care to all patients.
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Everyone Across the the Fertility Sector Impacts Patient Care
About the 'Whole Patient Care Pledge'
ELANZA Wellness launched the Whole Patient Care Initiative to help draw attention to the value of an integrated approach to fertility treatment. In this pledge, fertility doctors, reproductive health practitioners and clinic staff make or re-assert their commitment to provide care that is respectful, responsible and responsive to individual patient's needs.
Why is this important?
Depression, anxiety and emotional trauma are innately intertwined with infertility treatment. The right support can be transformational for patients' experiences as well as leading to lower patient dropout and even improving success rates, according to some research. Likewise, providing patients with some information or resources around lifestyle improves empowerment and satisfaction, as well as creating opportunities to optimize outcomes.
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4 Pillars of the 'Whole Patient Care Pledge'
ELANZA’s 4 Pillar Whole Patient Pledge goals offers reproductive health professionals with a paradigm to ensure that they deliver care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences and needs and is guided by patient values.
Mental & Emotional Health
To be supportive: compassionate, empathetic, respectful, non-judgemental
To counsel patients around potential emotional challenges of care
To provide access to adequate support resources
To allow the patient to play an active role in their care
To recognize the value of a multidimensional, integrated approach to care
To promote preventive care
To support a range of holistic treatment modalities, where there is appropriate evidence
To offer personalized lifestyle interventions, especially when there is a known influence on outcomes
To commit time and resources in order to improve satisfaction with billing, wait times and appointment scheduling
To offer information and education in a way that is easily accessible and easy to understand
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
To advance my practice with diversity, equity and inclusion at the forefront of decision making
To use language and visuals that are inclusive to people of all genders, sexual orientations and stages in the fertility journey