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...
A fundamental precept of participatory medicine is that health care should not be a spectator sport—it’s best practiced in a participatory manner. This requires engagement from both the patient and the clinician. Yet the typical behavior of health encounters is not that. Too often, physicians still refuse to openly communicate, share information with patients, and […]
The other night I participated in a very useful Google+ hangout with SPM members Adrian Gropper and Michael Mascia, and Michael Chen [of NOSH, explained below]. The discussion focused on a subject I think is incredibly important: the patient-centered health record. Really: patient-centered. Like, built around the patient – not a provider system built with supposed “patient-centered” thinking. This topic […]
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.