Patients as Policy Actors

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Patients as Policy Actors

By Beatrix Hoffman

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Patients as Policy Actors offers groundbreaking accounts of one of the health field's most important developments of the last fifty years--the rise of more consciously patient-centered care and policymaking. The authors in this volume illustrate, from multiple disciplinary perspectives, the unexpected ways that patients can matter as both agents and objects of health care policy yet nonetheless too often remain silent, silenced, misrepresented, or ignored. The volume concludes with a unique epilogue outlining principles for more effectively integrating patient perspectives into a pluralistic conception of policy-making. With the recent enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, patients' and consumers' roles in American health care require more than ever the careful analysis and attention exemplified by this innovative volume.

Subject: Allied Health & Medical -> Medical -> Health Policy

Patients as Policy Actors
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 7/20/11
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0813550858
ISBN 13: 9780813550855
Print ISBN: 9780813550503

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