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The Autonomous Patient: Ending Paternalism in Medicine; The Resourceful Patient

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1338
  1. Mary Baker, patient representative
  1. BMJ editorial board

    The Autonomous Patient: Ending Paternalism in Medicine

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    Angela Coulter

    The Nuffield Trust, £5.99, pp 121 ISBN 0 11 703056 2


    The Resourceful Patient

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    The Resourceful Patient

    J A Muir Gray

    eRosetta Press, £14.50, pp 154 ISBN 1 904202 00 4

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    I first heard of Angela Coulter as being a member of the G10 group on innovation and the provision of medicines. How did I and others working with patient organisations feel? Put out? No, more than that, if I'm honest—frankly hostile. Why was it that a chief executive of the Picker Institute Europe, an academic for God's sake, should be called on to represent the patient's perspective when there are plenty of individuals working with patient groups who could bring …

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