Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 22

To pay, pay a little, or not to pay: That IS the question!

  A subject that has taken up quite a lot of my time recently is the subject of the payment of those with lived experience who become involved in various ways within healthcare higher education institutions. It must be said here and now that no one person (living or dead!), is intended to be singled …

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Sep 09

The Patient Patient: a little plug for another blog (if that makes sense!)

The Patient Patient (http://thepatientpatient2011.blogspot.co.uk/) is a blog that I would heartily recommend for anyone interested in the whole subject of people empowering themselves to manage their own long term health condition.┬áHealthcare┬ápractitioners have so much to learn from those with the lived experience of many years suffering serious health conditions. In my view, true person centred …

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Sep 09

Patient, service user, client or what?

Here’s the thing: What do we call those with lived experience that we invite to contribute to┬áhealthcare students learning? There are many labels but are any the right ones?┬á Ive always had a issue with ‘patient’ since I first learnt about Parson’s ‘sick role’ theory. This is the one that suggests that a person will …

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