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Participatory Group Prenatal Education Using Photonovels: Evaluation of a Lay Health Educator Model with Low-Income Latinas

Abstract Summary: Objective: The objective of this research was to examine the effectiveness of a participatory prenatal education program for low-income Latinas. Lay health educators facilitated groups using photonovels and experiential learning activities. Methods:...

Improved Lifestyle is the Pathway to Health

Abstract Keywords: Lifestyle change, weight, diet, activity, alcohol use, smoking, stress reduction, sleep, communication. Citation: Smith CW, Lester J. Improved lifestyle is the pathway to health. J Participat Med. 2015 Oct 6; 7:e12. Published: October 6, 2015....

An e-Patient Awakening: Endometriosis

Abstract Keywords: Endometriosis, patient participation, online communities. Citation: De Bronkart D, Anonymous. An e-patient awakening: endometriosis. J Participat Med. 2015 Jul 1; 7:e11. Published: July 1, 2015. Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no...

Caseous Swiss Medicine

Editor’s Note: This narrative, written by a current third year medical student, illustrates a very common concern. Patients are often unaware of important conditions that have been identified and documented in the electronic medical record, but can easily be missed by...

Making Treatment Decisions in the Midst of Chaos

Abstract Keywords: Decision making, diagnosis, patient support groups, prostate cancer, multidisciplinary consultation. Citation: Graedon J. Making treatment decisions in the midst of chaos. J Participat Med. 2015 May 21; 7:e6. Published: May 21, 2015. Competing...

Lightning Goes to Ground

Abstract Keywords: Patient participation, social change, patient autonomy, paternalism, Society for Participatory Medicine. Citation: Elias P. Lightning goes to ground. J Participat Med. 2015 Apr 9; 7:e5. Published: April 9, 2015. Competing Interests: The author has...

Participatory Care in the Nursing Home Setting

Abstract Keywords: Patient participation, family advocates, nursing homes, communication. Citation: Smith CK. Participatory care in the nursing home setting. J Participat Med. 2015 Feb 23; 7:e4. Published: February 23, 2015. Competing Interests: The author has...

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