Persons with cancer speak out: reflections on an important trend in Canadian health care.

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Source
J Palliat Care. 1992;8(4):30-7
Publication Type
Article
Date
1992
Author
R E Gray
Author Affiliation
Department of Psychology, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, North York, Ontario, Canada.
Source
J Palliat Care. 1992;8(4):30-7
Date
1992
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Canada - epidemiology
Consumer Organizations - organization & administration
Humans
Neoplasms - mortality - psychology
Patient Participation
Power (Psychology)
Survival Rate
Abstract
In this paper I have described some of the recent developments in the growth of a patient/survivor movement in Canada. Arguments for the value of increased patient participation include providing a needed balance to the traditional medical perspective, addressing patient needs free from other vested interests, providing insights available only to cancer survivors, and facilitating empowerment. A number of current and potential difficulties related to increasing cancer survivor involvement have been raised, ranging from deliberate opposition from health administrators to disapproval from professionals of survivors' emotional expression to patient unwillingness. The greatest challenge is to move beyond token patient representation to substantive participation.
PubMed ID
1487790 View in PubMed
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