Patient partners should be supported to elevate their skills and knowledge so they can contribute to healthcare improvement and system change, as experts in their own right. This is how Francine Buchanan sees the future of patient partnership. We speak with Francine about her views, and about the article she wrote on healthydebate.ca in response to Frank’s.
Mentioned in this episode:
- How do patients attain equal status if they’re seen as ‘non-expert’? by Francine Buchanan
- The risks of equating ‘lived experience’ with patient expertise by Frank Gavin
- In Part 1, Frank mentions a cartoon/meme (which Emily refers to in this episode) 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