Mark Sullivan: Who gets to define the clinical problem?

Mark Sullivan: Who gets to define the clinical problem?

Guest post by SPM member Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD, who is Co-Director of Behavioral Health Services at the University of WashingtonCenter for Pain Relief. We welcome guest posts from SPM members – see guidelines here. I joined the Society for Participatory...
@HealthHats: Paying patient experts

@HealthHats: Paying patient experts

In our Society’s work to evangelize the partnership model of medicine, one of the recurring hurdles has been the difficulty of compensating patients for what can be truly professional-level contributions. Last Sunday our longtime member Danny van Leeuwen (aka...
“Have you seen the stuff Jarche writes?”

“Have you seen the stuff Jarche writes?”

The image above is from the blog post described below. SPM board member-at-large Peter Elias MD is a recently retired family physician who says he’s always practiced participatory medicine, long before he knew it had a name. He’s contributing a terrific...
Sarah Krüg’s TedX: “The Patient Doctor Tango”

Sarah Krüg’s TedX: “The Patient Doctor Tango”

This may be the best short talk ever about the importance of participatory medicine. SPM’s past president Sarah Krüg (@SaraKrug1) recently did a 10 minute TEDx Talk in Brussels. It’s one of those rare ones that’s pretty riveting. Watch it. Join us. Our Society for...

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