Are patients ‘experts’? Does lived experience automatically mean one has expertise? What are we really saying, or accomplishing, when we call patients experts? We think about these questions and talk to Frank Gavin about his article on healthydebate.ca. Frank isn’t sold on the ‘expert’ label as it applies to patient experience, and he explains why in our conversation.
Mentioned in this episode:
- How do patients attain equal status if they’re seen as ‘non-expert’? by Francine Buchanan
- In Part 1, Frank mentions a cartoon/meme that describes a particular physician-patient dynamic. We couldn’t find it in cartoon form but the idea was popularized in this tweet: https://twitter.com/trishgreenhalgh/status/1000308119115915264