John Libbey Eurotext

Médecine et Santé Tropicales


Have patients become impatient to act in our healthcare system? Volume 28, issue 4, Octobre-Novembre-Décembre 2018


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Professeur des Universités, Laboratoire Icare, EA 7389, Rédactrice en chef de la revue Education, Santé, Sociétés
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  • Key words: participatory approaches, patient trainers, patient education, chronic diseases, healthcare provider training
  • DOI : 10.1684/mst.2018.0842
  • Page(s) : 355-8
  • Published in: 2018

For some 40 years now, in France, the progressive recognition of the knowledge and experience of patients has been accompanied by an institutionalization of their participation and a diversification of the spaces in which they act. In this contribution, we offer an analytic look at the
different forms of patient participation in the health world, in France and abroad. This non exhaustive overview underlines the need to pay particular
attention to the conditions required if the shared experiences of care providers and patients are to serve as an occasion to optimize and revitalize the
approach to medical care.