The Patient as Agent of Health and Health Care: Autonomy in Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Conditions
Autonomy in Patient-Centered Care for Chronic Conditions
Proposals for patient-centered care for chronic illness have not understood or incorporated the capacity of patients to be active agents of health and health care. Patients can not only make treatment choices, but help define their clinical problem and its resolution. This book examines patient action as the principal path to health and an essential component of it.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Adjunct Professor of Medical History and Ethics, University of Washington