Participatory Medicine is a model of cooperative health care that seeks to achieve active involvement by patients, professionals, caregivers, and others across the continuum of care on all issues related to an individual's health. Participatory medicine is an ethical approach to care that also holds promise to improve outcomes, reduce medical errors, increase patient satisfaction and improve the cost of care. Learn more...
Three continents. Five patients. Three conferences. Dramatic change is occurring in healthcare where patients, “the true transformers in care”, are changing the playing field, and redefining how they want to engage and affect change. The Society for Participatory Medicine is a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicin […]
A new article in the BMJ this week reports on a good, clever evaluation of 29 online symptom checkers, showing that some have a clue and some don’t. I love it; in my view the bottom line is “Some are better than nothing, none is near perfect, and some are junk. Learn, but as with all […] […]
Prepared Patient Blog featuring Jessie Gruman, PhD, president and founder of the Center for Advancing Health. Jessie was a founding editor of JoPM and continues to have a positive impact on the field of participatory medicine and the cause of patient empowerment.