Active patient involvement in the education of health professionals

Towle, Angela, Bainbridge, Lesley, Godolphin, William, Katz, Arlene, Kline, Cathy, Lown, Beth, Madularu, Ioana, Solomon, Patricia and Thistlethwaite, Jill (2010) Active patient involvement in the education of health professionals. Medical Education, 44 1: 64-74. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2923.2009.03530.x

Author Towle, Angela
Bainbridge, Lesley
Godolphin, William
Katz, Arlene
Kline, Cathy
Lown, Beth
Madularu, Ioana
Solomon, Patricia
Thistlethwaite, Jill
Title Active patient involvement in the education of health professionals
Journal name Medical Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-0110
Publication date 2010-01-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2923.2009.03530.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 1
Start page 64
End page 74
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Context:  Patients as educators (teaching intimate physical examination) first appeared in the 1960s. Since then, rationales for the active involvement of patients as educators have been well articulated. There is great potential to promote the learning of patient-centred practice, interprofessional collaboration, community involvement, shared decision making and how to support self-care. Methods:  We reviewed and summarised the literature on active patient involvement in health professional education. Results:  A synthesis of the literature reveals increasing diversity in the ways in which patients are involved in education, but also the movement’s weaknesses. Most initiatives are ‘one-off’ events and are reported as basic descriptions. There is little rigorous research or theory of practice or investigation of behavioural outcomes. The literature is scattered and uses terms (such as ‘patient’!) that are contentious and confusing. Conclusions:  We propose future directions for research and development, including a taxonomy to facilitate dialogue, an outline of a research strategy and reference to a comprehensive bibliography covering all health and human services.
Keyword Medical-Education
Service User
Carer Involvement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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