Letters User involvement

Participatory approach works

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39493.439421.1F (Published 21 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:405
  1. Anne MacFarlane, lecturer in primary care1,
  2. Mary O’Reilly-de Brún, director2,
  3. Tomas de Brún, director2
  1. 1Department of General Practice, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
  2. 2Centre for Participatory Strategies, Clonbur, Galway
  1. anne.macfarlane{at}nuigalway.ie

Fudge et al report that users were not involved in defining categories or criteria for their involvement in the stroke programme on which this published ethnography is based.1

In our experience, user involvement, and research about user involvement, requires and benefits from a participatory approach.2 This fosters congruence …

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