Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2015
This description of Edith Elliott's work was prepared when Edith Elliott was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2015.
Edith Elliot is tapping into an underutilised resource -- families of patients -- and equipping them to play a pivotal role in the healthcare system. By providing skills, awareness and tools to family members who accompany patients in hospitals, Edith is reducing their dependence on medical professionals like doctors and nurses, curbing the rates of re-hospitalisation and ensuring a smooth transition to and proper care at home.
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