Safety Action Series

The Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care is pleased to sponsor and convene the Safety Action Series. The Series is comprised of free teleconferences on various topics relevant to promoting a culture of safety in women’s health care. The series is designed to be interactive and collaborative, with ample time allotted during each session for audience participation.

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Reducing Health Disparities: Shared Decision Making & Patient Empowerment

October 17, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT


LaToshia Rouse

Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Patient Partner

Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina

Arthur Ollendorff, MD

Maternal Projects Lead, Perinatal Quality Collaborative of NC Ob-Gyn Physician, Mountain AHEC, Asheville, NC


  • Identify the historical, socio-cultural factors that have resulted in barriers of patient-provider communication.
  • Define shared decision making and its role in empowering women.
  • Discuss methods and best practices for using shared decision making to empower patients and engage in care.


October 17, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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