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What “Participatory” Means to Me

Abstract Summary: Reflecting on my own experiences, I wonder if my modus operandi would be considered truly participatory. On the one hand, I fit the description of an activated, empowered and engaged participatory patient. I’ve made lifestyle changes to support...

The Role of Patient Organizations in Participatory Medicine: Can Virtual Health Communities Help Participatory Medicine Accomplish Its Objectives?

Abstract Summary: Patient organizations aim to improve the quality of life for people and their families who are affected by certain health conditions. Even though there has been a sharp rise in the demands on health systems during the last few decades, these systems...

Evidence that Engagement Does Make a Difference

Abstract Keywords: Participatory medicine, African Americans, health care disparities, non-small cell lung cancer. Citation: Gruman J. Evidence that engagement does make a difference. J Participat Med. 2010 Dec 22; 2:e19. Published: December 22, 2010. Competing...

A Thank You to Departing Co-Editor Gruman

Citation: Smith CM. A thank you to departing co-editor Gruman. J Participat Med. 2010 Dec 13; 2:e16. Published: December 13, 2010. Competing Interests: The author has declared that no competing interests exist. The JoPM editorial team has been very fortunate to have...

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