Patient engagement: What and who is it good for?

Hepworth, Julie (2015) Patient engagement: What and who is it good for? In 2015 APS 2nd Health Psychology Conference, 10-11 April 2015, Sydney, Australia. (Unpublished)


A huge and diverse literature emphasises that patient engagement is a key factor in: effective health service delivery; quality and safety; responsive health services; patient satisfaction; improved health outcomes; and reduced health care costs. Yet there are also cautionary caveats regarding this discourse. Additionally, although contemporary recommendations regarding good practice and National Health Standards point to the importance of patient engagement and health service providers are striving to implement them in practice, on the ground patient engagement is ‘all things to all people’ with widespread confusion about what patient engagement is and how it could be facilitated. In terms of scholarship, there is a dearth of theoretical and critical examination of what patient engagement constitutes, its application and effects. This analysis aims to contribute to scholarly debate and increased understanding of the use of patient engagement in health policy and practice.

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ID Code: 83546
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Patient engagement, Critical analysis
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2015 23:43
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 23:43

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