This issue closes the first decade of Patient Experience Journal’s (PXJ) contribution to evidence and innovation, to sharing stories and research, to elevating the conversation and pushing the boundaries of the experience movement. We have never hesitated to nudge at the status quo or to respond with agility to the challenging moments we have faced. We have welcomed diverse voices as contributors, and we have seen an even more diverse readership. In reviewing the pages of PXJ over the last decade, we see a true evolution of the experience movement itself. The words of our contributors have provided a lens into the expanding perspectives that encompass the growing experience conversation overall. So where does this lead us? What does the path for the next decade of PXJ look like? In many ways, that is up to you to decide. The voices of this community are the colors on the palette of PXJ. Your voices will paint the picture for the next decade. So this question is not a call to action for experience as an idea, per se, but rather a challenge for all of us committed to this collective movement. The decade this issue closes serves as the foundation on which we can build even greater things. While PXJ is an academic journal, it is more so a launching pad for ideas and opportunities, for hopes and possibilities. I believe there is great power in expressed ideas, there is even greater power found in a community that fosters those ideas for not only what they can become, but also what they will impact as a result.
This article is associated with the Culture & Leadership lens of The Beryl Institute Experience Framework (https://theberylinstitute.org/experience-framework/).
Wolf JA. Four commitments for the future of healthcare: Reflecting on a decade of Patient Experience Journal. Patient Experience Journal. 2023; 10(3):1-5. doi: 10.35680/2372-0247.1900.
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