The ReLATE/ReSPOND Tool Kits outline communication strategies that healthcare providers can use to build positive relationships with their patients/clients. They address how to establish rapport and how to respect the perspective of patients/clients and families while providing and explaining information in an empathetic way.
The ReLATE/ReSPOND Tool Kits contain a number educational materials that can be used in a variety of training situations, such as staff orientation, in-service presentations, and skill development workshops.
Two versions of the Tool Kit are available:
- The Acute Care Tool Kit uses ‘patient’ focused language
- The Community Care Tool Kit uses ‘client’ focused language
A description of the available materials for each can be found in the Tool Kit program materials documents below.
Pocket cards and electronic files must be ordered from the HQCA. Please contact the HQCA at firstname.lastname@example.org to request these additional materials.
The ReLATE/ReSPOND Toolkit is the result of collaboration between the HQCA and Alberta Health Services.