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...
Today in our Society’s journal, SPM co-founders Joe and Terry Graedon of PeoplesPharmacy.com posted something I couldn’t agree with more: e-Patients Never Retire That’s kinda by definition, eh? But there’s an uppity Sixties edge to this, and with this too I couldn’t agree more.. Excerpt: Older patients have something to tell their health care providers: […] […]
On my own site I have a (loose, rough, poorly managed) list of patient communities, gathered ad hoc, as time allows. Today I posted a new contribution of a different sort – the experiences of a prostate cancer patient I met at a speaking event last week in Vermont. He’s involved with three different communities, […] […]
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.