Journal of Participatory Medicine
The Journal of Participatory Medicine (ISSN: 2152-7202) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal with the mission to advance the understanding and practice of participatory medicine among health care professionals and patients. It is published by the Society for Participatory Medicine.
As of September 2017, the Journal is now published by JMIR Publications. Please visit the new Journal website for the most recent articles.
The following is a shared Press Release from the Society of Participatory Medicine and the Journal of Medical Internet Research: JMIR Publications is the new publisher of the Journal of Participatory Medicine (JoPM) (Toronto/Boston, Dec 6th, 2017) The Society for...
The Effects of Coaching Patients to List Questions Before Visiting Cancer Specialists: Retrospective Evaluation of Visit Preparation in a Rural, Underserved Setting
This study shows that, after an intervention to help rural cancer patients list questions before oncology visits, patients reported higher self-efficacy and lower anxiety.
Evolving Patient-Researcher Collaboration: An Illustrative Case Study of a Patient-Led Knowledge Translation Event
Abstract Summary: Patient engagement occurs when patients actively collaborate in health research in ways that are meaningful to them. Resources to facilitate patient engagement have been developed, but their approach is mainly toward building competencies in the...
Patients benefit from having access to their complete medical record. Information can empower patients to participate in their care, decrease the anxiety brought on by uncertainty about their condition, and increase their awareness of health care providers’ efforts on their behalf.
Empathy is a fundamental principle of medicine, yet it is often overlooked in the design of digital health tools. This omission may undermine the main purpose of these tools — to engage patients in order to improve outcomes. The author offers a straightforward way to effectively incorporate empathy into the design of patient-facing digital health tools.
Society of Participatory Medicine President Joe Ternullo reflects on this Journal’s role in promoting the Society’s mission and invites readers to participate in the Journal’s success.
The best possible future for the medical professions must necessarily include the contributions of activated, engaged patients. The new Society for Participatory Medicine-Weill Cornell Participatory Health Research Library will strengthen the field of participatory medicine by providing ready access to literature supporting our initiatives.
The Future of Patient Engagement in the Oncology Setting: How Practical Patient Engagement Recommendations and Innovative Inter-Professional Education Can Drive Change
The authors convened a round-table discussion with stakeholders and experts in patient engagement to address innovative, practical recommendations for patient engagement in oncology. They highlight emerging ways that provider and patient education can be delivered to support patient engagement, as well as research opportunities associated with engagement in oncology.
Mood 24/7 is an innovation in traditional mood charting that uses text-messaging technology and may increase patient engagement and accuracy in reporting mood symptoms.