Congrats to Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) for the publication recognizing the importance of patient partners and embedding the patient voice.

A great read if you have not seen this!

“Patient engagement is not a fad or a trend. It brings unique perspectives to health care. It promotes collaboration, communication and ethical practice, and it anchors practice firmly in stories of lived experience that are rich in learnings. But, beyond stories, patient perspectives bring a better understanding of the health care system to professionals who are often locked in their operating silos. Patients speak and think in terms of “life trajectories,” whereas health care providers often think in terms of single clinical encounters. Patients naturally mobilize their communities and act as agents of influence in civil society. They bring specific knowledge and skills that are necessary to innovation in medical practice.”