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What next?

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/9781847427458.003.0011
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This chapter suggests that the time has come to flag up the patient movement as an emancipatory movement. It explains that though the two basic principles of recognised emancipation movements, justice and equality, have not been adopted as principles by radical patient activists, they are already implicit in radical patient activism's principles. The chapter also discusses the healthcare benefits of considering the patient movement as an emancipatory movement.

Keywords: patient movement; emancipatory movement; justice; equality; healthcare

Chapter.  5811 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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