Table of Contents

Front cover; Half title; Title page; Copyright; Contents; List of contributors; List of illustrations; Foreword Communicating with and involving patients; Preface; Acknowledgements; PART I Setting the Scene: Debates on Patients Participation and Methods for Studing it; Chapter 1 Understanding the process of patient participation; Chapter 2 Methods for studying patient participation; PART II Patients Participation in Practice; Chapter 3 The meaning of patient involvement and participation in health care consultations; Chapter 4 What is a good consultation and what is a bad one? How does patient participation work in practice? What does it look like when it happens? This book provides answers to these questions by exploring interconnections between theory, research and practice. It draws on different disciplinary perspectives in health and social sciences.