- OXFORD LIBRARY OF PSYCHOLOGY
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editors
- From Communication to Healthy Behavior and Adherence
- Barriers and Keys to Treatment Adherence and Health Behavior Change
- Health Literacy and Information Exchange in Medical Settings
- The Role of Nonverbal Communication in Medical Interactions: Empirical Results, Theoretical Bases, and Methodological Issues
- The Art of Medical Information Exchange
- Partnering with and Involving Patients
- Training for Effective Communication in Healthcare Settings
- Beyond the Dyad: Communication in Triadic (and more) Medical Encounters
- Systemwide Communication
- Health Beliefs and Health Outcomes
- Perceived Risk and its Relationship to Health-Related Decisions and Behavior
- Readiness to Change and the Transtheoretical Model as Applied to Addictive Disorders: A Balanced Appraisal
- Social Comparison and Persuasion Processes in Health Communications
- The Role of Culture in Promoting Effective Clinical Communication, Behavior Change, and Treatment Adherence
- Commitment to Change: An Examination of the Maintenance of Health-Behavior Changes
- Social Networks, Social Support, and Health-Related Behavior
- Technology and Implications for Patient Adherence
- Social and Environmental Barriers to Adherence and Healthy Behavior
- Improving Team Communication for Better Health Behavior
- The Importance of Effective Measurement for Fostering Change
- Pediatric Adherence and Health Behavior Change
- Issues in Adolescent Adherence and Health-Behavior Change
- Issues in Aging, Adherence, and Health-Behavior Change
- Adherence and Health Behavior Change in the Context of Mental Health Challenges
- Managing Complex Regimens: The Psychological Context of Family Management of Pediatric Diabetes
- Health Communication: Implications for Reform and Public Policy
Abstract and Keywords
The purpose of this chapter is to explore the nature and significance of patient partnerships and participation. It begins by providing an overview of the historical context and development of patient partnerships, and explains some of the approaches to patient participation such as patient centeredness. A discussion of different approaches to medical decision making follows, with a particular focus on shared decision making, a gold standard approach to partnering with patients. It then explores patient and provider perspectives toward patient involvement. This chapter discusses the relationship between patient involvement and patient outcomes. Then, it focuses on interventions to improve patient partnerships such as communication-skills training and decision aids. A discussion of the barriers to patient involvement follows, before detailing some of the past and current implementation initiatives designed to increase patient partnerships.
Rebekah C. Laidsaar-Powell is a research coordinator and Ph.D. candidate at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED), University of Sydney.
Stella Bu is a research assistant at the Centre for Medical Psychology and Evidence-based Decision-making (CeMPED), University of Sydney.
Kirsten J. McCaffery is Associate Professor in Clinical Decision Making, Screening and Test Evaluation Program (STEP), School of Public Health, University of Sydney.
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