Letters Let the patient revolution begin

Empowerment is inappropriate for equal citizens

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3573 (Published 04 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3573
  1. Hazel Thornton, honorary visiting fellow, University of Leicester1
  1. 1Colchester CO5 7EA, UK
  1. hazelcagct{at}keme.co.uk

Do we really need a revolution to promote patient involvement and improve healthcare?1 Revolutions tend to throw out the good with the bad, whereas evolution takes a calmer approach. We should study the history of patient and public involvement. Much lively and useful activity is occurring in research, shared decision making, delivery, and organisation—locally, nationally, and …

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