Today I'm proud to share that a special online journal has launched: the Journal of Participatory Medicine. The simple goal is to learn what methods really work for patient-doctor collaboration, and in doing so transform the culture of medicine.
Why is this important? It turns out that doctors can't do it alone. This isn't news, and "e-patients" have been at it for years now, improving their own outcomes and the outcomes of others by supplementing and often going beyond what their doctors can alone do for them. Participatory Medicine is a new approach that encourages and expects active patient involvement in all aspects of care.
Have a look at the launch issue: www.jopm.org. It's peer reviewed by doctors and patients.
How do you want to participate in your care? (Leave comments!)