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The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health - A Cochrane Handbook / Edition 1

The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health - A Cochrane Handbook / Edition 1

by Sophie Hill


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The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation in Health - A Cochrane Handbook / Edition 1

Learn how to place communication and participation at the heartof evidence-based healthcare

The Knowledgeable Patient: Communication and Participation inHealth sits at the forefront of the challenging, changing21st century landscape. The 'knowledgeable patient' asan individual can take many forms: patient, family carer, consumeradvocate, or member of the public interested in health issues. Ineach of these roles, knowledgeable patients interact with healthprofessionals by asking questions about the evidence for treatment,seeking support, exchanging views, and contributing experiences andnew ideas on how to improve the health system.

Drawing from several research paradigms, The KnowledgeablePatient is an essential guide to a new era of complexhealthcare. Integrating consumer stories and evidence fromsystematic reviews, it examines key communication and participationissues in a range of contexts, including:

  • surgery
  • safe medicine use
  • chronic disease self management
  • the complexity of multimorbidity
  • notification of rare disease risk.

The Knowledgeable Patient is international in scope withresearched examples spanning living in the community, healthservice treatment, governance, and policy making. It provideshealth professionals with new ideas, concepts, evidence, andpractical tools to understand the central role of communication andparticipation to a well-functioning health system.   Itis an ideal reference for undergraduate and postgraduate studentsstudying the health sciences.

Watch a video about The Knowledgeable Patient: Communicationand Participation in Health from the author, Sophie Hill:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781444337174
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Series: CBS- Cochrane Book Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sophie Hill, MA, PhD, Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group, Head, Centre for Health Communication and Participation, Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia

Table of Contents

List of contributors, vii

Preface, ix

Acknowledgements, xii

Chapter 1 Does communication with consumers and carersneed to improve? 1
Megan Prictor and Sophie Hill

Chapter 2 A new conceptual framework for advancingevidence-informed communication and participation, 12
Sophie Hill and Mary Draper

Chapter 3 Interventions for communication andparticipation: their purpose and practice, 27
Sophie Hill, Dianne B. Lowe and Rebecca E. Ryan

Chapter 4 Identifying outcomes of importance tocommunication and participation, 40
Sophie Hill, Dianne B. Lowe and Joanne E. McKenzie

Chapter 5 Communicating risk and risk statistics forpreventing chronic disease, 54
Sophie Hill, Adrian G.K. Edwards and Dianne B. Lowe

Chapter 6 What does participation mean? Reshaping ourunderstanding of the meaning of surgery, 67
Sophie Hill and Jessica Kaufman

Chapter 7 Disclosure: a case study of communication aboutmedically acquired risk for a rare disease, 82
Rebecca E. Ryan, Jessica Kaufman and Sophie Hill

Chapter 8 How I used a systematic review from TheCochrane Library, 94
Helen Dilkes, Jessica Kaufman and Sophie Hill

Chapter 9 Evidence and resources for systemsdecision-making: improving the experience of health and treatment,105
Dianne B. Lowe, Sophie Hill and Rebecca E. Ryan

Chapter 10 Looking at online health information morecritically, 115
John Kis-Rigo

Chapter 11 Learning to communicate, 125
Megan Prictor, Simon Lewin, Brian McKinstry and JessicaKaufman

Chapter 12 Getting the most out of research: using whatwe know, 143
Dell Horey, Jessica Kaufman, Sophie Hill

Chapter 13 Research agendas for knowledgeable patients,151
Ruth Stewart and Sandy Oliver

Chapter 14 Managing multiple health problems: is thereevidence to support consumer-focused communication andparticipation? 161
Rebecca E. Ryan and Sophie Hill

Chapter 15 Partners in care – an evidence-informedapproach to improving communication with women in a hospitalsetting, 173
Sophie Hill, Maureen Johnson and Mary Draper

Chapter 16 Building health-literate societies, 184
Sophie Hill, Dianne B. Lowe, Chaojie Liu and NancySantesso

Chapter 17 Tools for building research capacity andknowledge transfer, 196
Helen Dilkes, Jessica Kaufman and Sophie Hill

Chapter 18 Emerging technologies for healthcommunication, 208
Yannis Pappas and Josip Car

Index 218 

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“I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in patient and public involvement within any health-related discipline.“ (Royal College of Pathologists, 2012)

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