Hospital leaders seeking guidance on how to integrate friends and family as informal caregivers at discharge can consult a resource made available by the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and Patients for Patient Safety Canada (PFPSC).

Written by both patients and providers, Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – a Canadian Guide provides tools to encourage a partnership. The guide is organized into four chapters, each focused on a different aspect of patient engagement in patient safety and each containing a “What You Can Do” section that gives users concrete ideas for action.

The guide is designed to be used in all healthcare settings and will be updated periodically as new evidence and best practices in patient engagement emerge. The guide is available online at: