For Every Patient
Communication in Hospital Settings
Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Standards
The Joint Commission (2010). Advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient-and family-centered care: A roadmap for hospitals. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: The Joint Commission. https://www.jointcommission.org/-/media/tjc/documents/resources/patient-safety-topics/health-equity/aroadmapforhospitalsfinalversion727pdf.pdf
The Joint Commission released the R3 report on Requirement, Rationale, and Reference for its accredited organizations. The focus of this report was to provide new requirements and the rationale and references guiding the requirements. As part of the R3 report, the Joint Commission outlined requirements for Patient-centered communication standards for hospitals.