Our Guiding Principles:
- To guide patients and caregivers to be actively engaged in their health and health care experiences.
- To guide health professional practices where patient experience and contribution is an integral goal of excellence.
- To encourage mutual collaboration among patients, health professionals, caregivers and others allowing them to partner in determining care.
December 7, 1953 – July 14, 2014
We actively support participatory medicine with these programs and publications:
The Journal of Participatory Medicine
A peer-reviewed publication including opinion, evidence, and perspective.
e-Patients.net, our blog publishing the latest news and
information about participatory medicine.
The S4PM Community Forum (our virtual clubhouse for existing members)
A unified platform for collections of threads sorted by topic sections, links, transcripts, community calendar, live group events, a live news feed from our Twitter hashtag (#s4pm), member pages, and more. Free to all current members of the Society, and supplements our listserv.
Working groups and communities, groups of patients, providers, and other stakeholders, working together for better health care delivery and outcomes.
- OpenNotes in the news: Now 3 million patients – and mental health, too--e-Patient Dave
- An important moment in our movement (JoPM article): The evolving language of patient engagement--e-Patient Dave
- Researcher seeks patient input: what should a stent decision aid include?--Marilyn Mann
- Let’s crowdsource what a “good” medical record tool for patients is (and list some products)--e-Patient Dave
- A Tribute to Jessie Gruman, Founding JoPM Co-Editor
- Book Review: A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn’t Telling You — And Why
- The Challenges of Conceptualizing Patient Engagement in Health Care: A Lexicographic Literature Review
- Lessons Learned from Implementing a Multi-Year, Multi-Project Public Engagement Initiative to Better Inform Governmental Public Health Policy Decisions