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Patient and Public Engagement

Patient and Public Engagement

Advancing healthcare knowledge through patient and public involvement.

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Patient-centred care relies on understanding quality improvement and health experiences from the perspective of the patient.

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Patient-centred care relies on understanding quality improvement and health experiences from the perspective of the patient. “Co-production” is increasingly seen as best practice when involving patients in healthcare. Our research explores meanings of co-production, and how this emphasis is beginning to give way to new emerging forms of knowledge and relationships in healthcare settings. One of these ways is the idea of “slow-coproduction”, an idea we explore in this paper.

We adopt a critical approach to understanding how different groups (e.g. young people, marginalised groups) can participate in health, health promotion and research. We do this by attending to socio-psychological, spatial and cultural dimensions of patient involvement and engagement, which are both unexplored in the literature and often neglected in participatory interventions. Our research focuses on creating an environment that enables communities to participate in improving health.