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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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The ten principles

The ten principles

(p.108) (p.109) Seven The ten principles
Towards the emancipation of patients

Charlotte Williamson

Policy Press

This chapter discusses in detail the ten principles of patient activism named in the previous chapter. These are respect, equity, access, information, safety, choice, shared decision making, support, representation, and redress. The chapter explains the concept of these principles and describes how they are used in practice. It also provides examples of recent or recurrent conflicts between patient activists and health professionals or managers.

Keywords:   patient activism, principles, respect, equity, access, information, safety, choice, decision making, support

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