Enhancing Discharge Communication
This is an example of a patient friendly discharge summary. This is completed by hand, with the patient present. This will take additional time, but the upfront investment will support the patient in planning their follow up from today's visit. This closely mirrors a 'patient friendly discharge summary' which you may already have. The difference is that this would be actively completed with the patient.
This document provides a checklist for patients and caregivers and information on crisis planning.