New Participatory Medicine Resources for Providers

Ever since the formation of the Society for Participatory Medicine we have discussed curating and sharing resources about participatory medicine. The resources might be videos, websites, blog posts, tutorials, and other online resources that could benefit patients,...

Our Society is hiring: Executive Director

This is the blog of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Since its inception, the Society has been an entirely volunteer organization, the only exception being the Managing Editor of our Journal. While this was generally fine in the early days, we have grown and...

Is Your Healthcare Practice Patient-centered?

Yesterday I was at a monthly TelePresence meeting of the Person Centered Health initiative, a group that started in Canada that’s closely aligned with the Society for Participatory Medicine. At this meeting, some expressed concern that the memes of...

Why Participatory Medicine?

For most people, their impetus to be actively engaged in healthcare comes from an experience with serious illness—either their own or a loved one’s. My journey into participatory medicine began during my internal medicine residency at Boston City Hospital, a public...

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