Charlotte Williamson

in Towards the emancipation of patients

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9781847427458
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304043 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the patient movement and the emancipation of patients. It argues that the patient movement is an emancipation movement and provides historical and circumstantial evidence that there was indeed an emancipation movement in the treatment of patients. It describes various aspects of the patient movement and compares them with parallel aspects in recognised emancipation movements.

Keywords: patient movement; emancipation movements; historical evidence; circumstantial evidence; treatment of patients

Chapter.  4307 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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