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Towards the emancipation of patientsPatients' experiences and the patient movement$
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Charlotte Williamson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847427458

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Towards the emancipation of patients
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Charlotte Williamson

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847427458.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the patient movement and the emancipation of patients. It argues that the patient movement is an emancipation movement and provides historical and circumstantial evidence that there was indeed an emancipation movement in the treatment of patients. It describes various aspects of the patient movement and compares them with parallel aspects in recognised emancipation movements.

Keywords:   patient movement, emancipation movements, historical evidence, circumstantial evidence, treatment of patients

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