Patients can sometimes be sickly people in bed, wearing embarrassingly undignified bum-baring hospital gowns.
Patients can also be experts in the lived experience of their own diagnoses, who contribute to medical research and education teams as partners in meaningful academic projects.
If you’re surprised by that last description, you’ll be even more surprised by all the things that many patient partners can do in life (besides laying around being sickly). . . Continue reading “Why patients don’t have admin assistants”