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Patients as partners

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Denise, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Denise

    Denise Senior Member

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    "Spotlight: Patient Centred Care
    From patient centred to people powered: autonomy on the rise
    BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h148 (Published 10 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h148
    1. Dave deBronkart, speaker, policy adviser, and co-chair

    1. Author affiliations
    1. dave@epatientdave.com
    Following in the path of feminists and civil rights leaders, informed patients are building a progressive social movement to improve medical care. Dave deBronkart says medicine should let patients help improve care, share responsibility, and think for themselves

    The practice of medicine is intellectually demanding: it requires specialised skills and decades of training and experience. Understandably, the accepted model that has guided us for centuries is “doctor knows best.” As recently as 2001 the American Medical Association proposed this new year’s resolution to patients:

    “Only your physician has the necessary experience and expertise to diagnose and treat medical conditions. Trust your doctor, not a chat room.”1

    A decade later pronouncements from the Institute of Medicine, the Mayo Clinic, the World Health Organization, and others suggest that patients—individuals without specialised training—should be treated as genuine, value contributing partners in the work of medicine.2 3

    If the American Medical Association in 2001 and the Belgian government (which ran a paternalistic “Don’t google” your health problems campaign last year5) are right, then the Institute of Medicine and WHO have gone mad. But I believe the opposite is true and that our thinking must change. ... "
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    http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h148
     
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  2. Snowdrop

    Snowdrop Rebel without a biscuit

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    If I recall correctly (?) I watched DdB do a TED talk on this subject.
     
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  3. Bob

    Bob

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    That's a very interesting little article. It very much applies to our community.
     
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