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The ten principles

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0007
The ten principles

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This chapter discusses in detail the ten principles of patient activism named in the previous chapter. These are respect, equity, access, information, safety, choice, shared decision making, support, representation, and redress. The chapter explains the concept of these principles and describes how they are used in practice. It also provides examples of recent or recurrent conflicts between patient activists and health professionals or managers.

Keywords: patient activism; principles; respect; equity; access; information; safety; choice; decision making; support

Chapter.  8871 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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