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Why Participatory Medicine?

Abstract Summary: The job of the Journal of Participatory Medicine is to answer the question of “why participatory medicine?” It is our hypothesis that PM is good: it will lead to healthier, more empowered individuals, lower health care costs (through...

Why the Journal of Participatory Medicine?

Abstract Summary: Achieving the benefit of safe and effective health care has never demanded so much from so many. Each of us has a role, and that role is changing with advances in technology and the delivery of care. No player—patient, caregiver, clinician,...

Participatory Health Care: Perspective from a Nurse Leader

Abstract Summary: Most nurses inherently value the concept of partnership, of complementary expertise, of collaboration. This stems from our service orientation and our holistic view of situations and solutions. As nurses, we also value the recognition that we bring...

Why Purchasers Should Care about Participatory Medicine

Abstract Summary: Purchasers of health care—employers, union trusts, and government agencies—have experienced inexorable cost increases and stagnating quality results despite many efforts at payment and delivery system reform. Many employers embraced...

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