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Title: Exploring the impact of patient and public involvement in a cancer research setting
Author: Thompson, J., Bissell, P., Cooper, C., Armitage, C. and Barber, R.
Date Published: 2014
Reference: Qualitative Health Research, 24(1), 46-54
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known

Abstract: This article reports on the experience of people involved in the National Cancer Research Network in the UK. The study asked people about why they had got involved and what their experience had been. People reported that being involved was often part of being a ‘good citizen’ and seemed a natural extension to their involvement in other areas of civic life (for example through volunteering or being involved in service improvement). The findings also showed that most of the people involved had professional backgrounds and found it help to redefine their professional lives through patient and public involvement (PPI). This process helps people to make sense of living with chronic illness.

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Categories: health
impact on service users involved
impact of public involvement
journal article

Date Entered: 2014/06/10

Date Edited: 2014/06/10

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