Abstract: Patients are experts on their own lives and the ways in which an illness, injury, or disability affects their health, activity, and quality of life. With foundations in participatory action research, patient engagement has been gaining momentum across health care and related research. This momentum is supported by several key research and federal policy-related organisations in the USA, including the Patient-Centred Outcomes Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Occupational therapy practitioners are uniquely positioned to champion patient collaborations. This article discusses ways in which patient perspectives can be embraced in occupational therapy research, and shares insights from a research planning collaboration with adolescents and young adults that was led by occupational therapy researchers.
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Categories: journal article researchers relevant to all service users lessons from direct experience of involvement identifying and prioritising topics General guidance on involving the public in research
Date Entered: 2019/04/08
Date Edited: 2019/04/08