S.No. Responsibilities
1. Developing educational strategies to accelerate the translation of scientific discovery and knowledge to improve patient and family knowledge and skill about the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease. This includes a focus on areas that might improve clinician knowledge, attitudes for enhancing communication with patients and families including topics such as health literacy, cultural competence, group facilitation, motivational interviewing and the development and use of patient/family educational materials.
2. Providing oversight for the design, implementation, and evaluation of the new educational curriculum activities and products, including a core curriculum of informational workbook and online development.
3. Performing on-going evaluations of the educational curriculum for patients and families, as well as the general public, to determine that they are relevant, current, effective and cost-effective.
4. Overseeing the periodic development, updating and modification of the program’s educational portfolio for patients and families and conducts periodic strategic planning aimed at continued improvement.
5. Exploring ways to ensure that the patient and family perspective is incorporated into educational activities.
6. Ensuring that staff is best equipped to provide patient and family education and have the opportunity to provide education to other rehabilitation settings within the organization.
Table 1: Responsibilities of the committee of CR and patient education experts.