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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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Radical activists’ new knowledge

Radical activists’ new knowledge

(p.68) (p.69) Five Radical activists’ new knowledge
Towards the emancipation of patients

Charlotte Williamson

Policy Press

This chapter examines the sources of radical patient activists' knowledge that they use to oppose low standards of care or oppressive practices and to propose higher standards. It discusses the main sources of radical patient activism's new knowledge, which include lay knowledge, lifeworld knowledge, and patient activists' experiences. The chapter provides two examples of the uses of new knowledge. The first is about activists' use of social-science knowledge in the creation of new knowledge, and the second is about medical and scientific knowledge.

Keywords:   radical patient activists, new knowledge, lay knowledge, lifeworld knowledge, patient activists' experiences

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