Subgroups

Subgroup 1: What is our offer + PR activities 

Members:

Lode Verreyen
Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten
Myriam Deveugele
Jonathan Silverman

Mission:
To define key messages and USP of EACH

Projects:

  • Writing key messages and USP as a backbone for external communication (as follows):

The European Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) is a global organisation whose mission is to promote healthcare communication between patients, relatives and healthcare practitioners that is effective, patient-centered and evidence-based.

Ample evidence demonstrates that effective communication is essential to high quality clinical practice and leads to:

  • Individualized care that respects patient autonomy
  • Safer and more effective healthcare
  • Improved disease outcomes
  • More satisfied and autonomous patients
  • More efficient services
  • More cost effective care

Evidence also demonstrates that more effective healthcare communication:

  • can be taught to every health care provider
  • can be implemented in daily practice

EACH members significantly contribute to the body of evidence and best practices for teaching and implementing effective communication in healthcare.

EACH and its members can provide high-quality advice on improving communication in your own workplace, country or sphere of influence.

EACH is a network of communication researchers and teachers that can provide you or your organization with information tailored to your needs and can connect you to communication specialists in your country or in your field.


Subgroup 2: Collection of Evidence  (Chair: Sara Rubinelli)

Members:

Sara Rubinelli
Gerry Humphris
Peter Pype

Mission:
To collect research evidence on communication in healthcare and to present it according to topics.

Projects: 

  • Preparing a symposium on knowledge translation for the Heidelberg 2016 EACH Conference.
  • Collecting key messages on distinct topics (e.g. undergraduate education) in preparation of the writing of white papers on these topics.

Subgroup 3: Target Groups + Tailoring the message  (chair: Peter Pype)

Members:

Peter Pype
Wolf Langewitz
Evelyn van Weel-Baumgarten

Mission:
This subgroup will define different categories of target groups concerned with communication in health care. These target groups will receive tailored messages and information, both in a planned way (dissemination of evidence) and in a reactive way (responding to current topics in society)

Projects:

  • Project Group patient involvement (Chris Rietmeijer and Jonathan Silverman): organizing contacts with patient groups as stakeholders – involvement of patient groups in pEACH.
  • Refugees – interpreters project group (Wolf Langewitz and Demi Krystallidou): test-case for clarifying the concepts ‘target groups’ and ‘tailoring the message’ – process analysis to be reported at next meeting)

Subgroup 4: Engaging with patient groups

Members:

Elizabeth Jacobs

Mission:

Projects:

  • Project Group patient involvement (Chris Rietmeijer and Jonathan Silverman): organizing contacts with patient groups as stakeholders – involvement of patient groups in pEACH.

Subgroup 5: Proactive Response Team

Members:

Myriam Deveugele
Arnstein Finset

Mission:

Projects:

  • Responding to policy submission calls.
  • Newsletter