USES FOR CATALYST FILMS

WHO MIGHT USE A CATALYST FILM?

Catalyst films are meant for a variety of audiences interested in including health experiences in:

  • Process changes
  • Improving health care and social services
  • Informing policy change
  • Research
  • Educational processes
  • Quality improvement
  • Co-design
  • Learning more about a certain topic

Catalyst films can be used in a variety of ways and viewed anytime during an improvement, co-design, or educational process, but they are uniquely designed to jump start conversations and facilitate additional engagement.  For this reason, we recommend using them early in a process.

 

 

HOW COULD THE FILM & MATERIALS BE USED?

Catalyst films can be used in a variety of ways and viewed anytime during an improvement, co-design, or educational process, but they are uniquely designed to jump start conversations and facilitate additional engagement.  For this reason, we recommend using them early in a process.

Suggested Best Practices for Viewing

  • View at the beginning of a process
  • View in a group -- ideally with both patients and providers present
  • Include ample time for reflection and discussion
  • Follow-up with a plan to engage local patients

Here are a few examples organized by type of activity:

●     Organizational Culture and Climate Change: Show the film to reinforce values and beliefs to guide behavior, such as agreed upon practices, and procedures.  (Robert, 2013; Nembhard, 2016).  The film can also be used to reinforce a culture of patient and family-centered care and co-design (Caplan, 2014; Johnson, 2008)

●     System and Quality Improvement: Show the film at a QI team meeting to provide a shared understanding of some of the ways experiences with a health condition are diverse and could be improved. Then initiate conversation about what the team wants to learn from patients and how they will do that (what methods they will use). Show the film to all staff and clinicians when a patient-centered process change is introduced (or as a refresh) to reinforce the value of the change to patients.

●      Research: Use the film to identify potential areas for developing testable intervention which directly reflected patient priorities. (Raynor, 2020)

●     Patients’ Experiences Education and training: Use the film to educate clinicians, social service providers and other stakeholders about patients’ diverse experiences and groundwork in patient-identified needs. (Repper, 2007)

●     Co-Design Generally: Use the film to include patient voices and perspectives in conversations.

Films can be viewed in a group setting or by individuals. Materials are provided to facilitate reflection and conversation (see the Guidebook).

In constructing the film and guidebook, we have endeavored to follow best practices that can facilitate ease of implementation. As such, we created films with different foci and length, and offer scripts; discussion guides; and implementation ideas. This approach is designed to make the intervention ready to be tested on a small scale and then adapted to your context as needed.

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