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My latest book where I argue that we must understand patients as subjects and agents who know and do things.
The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care
Patient-centered care for chronic illness is founded upon the informed and activated patient, but we are not clear what this means. We must understand patients as subjects who know things and as agents who do things. Bioethics has urged us to respect patient autonomy, but it has understood this autonomy narrowly in terms of informed consent for treatment choice.
Mark Sullivan, MD, PhD is the author of The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care. He has also written over 275 peer-reviewed articles, many on the interaction of physical health and mental health in patients with chronic illness.
Dr. Sullivan shares the latest news about pain and health care.
See my blog post for the Society for Participatory Medicine at https://participatorymedicine.org/epatients/2018/01/mark-sullivan-who-gets-to-define-the-clinical-problem.html
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