Health professional education that fully integrates patient and community expertise and lived experience to maximise health and social outcomes.
1. We work in partnership to include diverse, autonomous and authentic voices of patients in the education of health and social care professionals so that the care delivered is genuinely patient-centred.
2. We advocate for patients as active collaborators – teachers, assessors, curriculum developers and educational decision makers.
Choosing to include the term “Patient” in our organization’s name involved extensive debate and consideration. “Patient” has historically conveyed a power imbalance in the patient-health care provider relationship. While we respect the intent of those who choose not to use the term, the founders of our organization ultimately opted to use it for several reasons:
However, we use the phrase “Patient and Community Educators” whenever possible to reflect two World Health Organization (WHO) principles:
(WHO Constitution and Principles, 1946)
Our members are representatives of community organizations and individuals who wish to advance patient/community involvement in the education of health professionals.
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Representatives of community organizations and individuals who are committed to advancing patient/community involvement in the education of health professionals.
Patients in Education arose from the “Where’s the Patient’s Voice in Health Professional Education”? conference to continue the momentum of the conference by implementing the recommendations set by the conference’s Vancouver Statement 2015.
Members meet regularly to work on requests and opportunities to connect university educators to patients/community representatives who are needed for a range of educational activities.