Society for Participatory Medicine

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= organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine by and among patients, caregivers and their medical teams and to promote clinical transparency among patients and their physicians through the exchange of information

URL = http://participatorymedicine.org/


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"The Society for Participatory Medicine is a growing organization devoted to promoting the concept of participatory medicine by and among patients, caregivers and their medical teams and to promote clinical transparency among patients and their physicians through the exchange of information, via conferences, as well through the distribution of correspondence and other written materials.

The Society aims to advance the understanding of physicians and other professionals in the importance of well-informed, empowered and engaged patients making informed decisions about their care and treatment; to foster communication among medical, communication, patient advocacy and public health sub-specialties and the exchange of a wide range of ideas related to participatory medicine; to support informational and other research programs of the highest quality in participatory medicine; and to proactively minimize the effect of the digital divide in the development of participatory medicine in minorities and disenfranchised populations by providing information to patients through the distribution of informational materials and correspondence, amongst other activities.

The Society is governed by a Board of Directors and is led by its Officers. The Society runs the e-Patients.net blog, the Journal of Participatory Medicine, and this website." (http://participatorymedicine.org/about/)

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