Together, I am better.
Advancing health care has long been a technological challenge. Today, it is time to also innovate in know-how and interpersonal skills. Time to integrate the patient into his care team and the citizen into his health system.
Time to learn to listen, to share and to work together.
Marie-Pierre Codsi’s article “Changing relationships: how does patient involvement transform professional identity?” documents how partnering with patients transforms the identity of healthcare professionals.
Using ethnographic work based on 2 years of observation, she sheds light on the tensions generated by the transformation of relationships between patients and professionals, when the latter move from a bond of caregiver-patient to a role of colleagues.
Partnership is a collaborative and equal relationship between partners such as patients, members of the public, clinicians, researchers and policy makers. It is based on the mutual recognition of the complementarity of knowledge, whether scientific or experiential, i.e. derived from the experience of living with the disease.
The CEPPP is working with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) in the context of a provincial call for projects to support the implementation, the evaluation, and the dissemination of results of 21 projects on user and family partnership. All of the projects are implemented across the public health and social services network in Quebec.