The shift from monologue to dialogue, are we giving patients a voice in the great healthcare debate?
Nicola Bedlington, Executive Director of the European Patients’ Forum, takes an in-depth look at the role of patients and carers in discussions about active and healthy aging and outlines how the team of independent Philips Think Tank experts is providing new insights into how different countries and continents approach health and well-being in later years.
Reporting on the work of the Aging Well Think Tank, as well as the outcomes of a conference focusing on patients in Poland in July 2011, Bedlington discusses the benefits of empowering patients to share their vision and definition of ‘Aging Well’, and how it could help to shape the policies and practices of the future.
The article discusses the rights and needs of older patients and how they can be involved in the field of care as experts working in partnership with health professionals and other stakeholders.
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