• Patient involvement in the implementation of infection prevention and control guidelines and associated interventions: a scoping review.

      Fernandes Agreli, Heloise; Murphy, Michael; Creedon, Sile; Ni Bhuachalla, Cliodhna; O'brien, Deirdre; Gould, Dinah; Savage, Eileen; Barry, Fiona; Drennan, Jonathan; Smiddy, Maura P; et al. (2019-03-23)
      From an identified 2078 papers, 14 papers were included in this review. Our findings provide insights into the need for a fundamental change to IPC, from being solely the healthcare professionals (HCPs) responsibility to one that involves a collaborative relationship between HCPs and patients. This change should be underpinned by a clear understanding of patient roles, potential levels of patient involvement in IPC and strategies to overcome barriers to patient involvement focusing on the professional-patient relationship (eg, patient encouragement through multimodal educational strategies and efforts to disperse professional's power).