Turning up the volume on the ‘patient voice’

speaker-icon-volume-psd-facelftWhen discussing topics relating to health care, the term “patient voice” is commonly used. However, what does it really mean? What is the difference between patient voice and patient engagement? Is the patient voice important? If so, why is it important and to whom is it important?

In a recent blog post found on the Association of Medical Research Charities’ website, Dr. Andrew Clempson and Melody Eaton state the following:

The patient voice is incredibly important for many of our members. We know it helps drive policy areas, and we also know that it is used widely in research – from setting strategies to informing peer review of research and helping with recruitment for studies. But the term ‘patient voice’ isn’t always clearly defined or well understood.

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