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The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment

Co-creation and Co-destruction of Value in the Healthcare Environment

Authors: Palumbo, Rocco

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  • Presents patient enablement as a requisite to patient empowerment
  • Rebalances healthcare provision through patient empowerment
  • Bridges the gap between the theory and practice of patient empowerment
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Patient empowerment as a key component in the future of healthcare systems is the focus of this concise in-depth analysis. It begins by defining patient empowerment as a collaborative partnership linking patients, providers, and systems, and examines the roles of health literacy, provider-patient and system-patient communication, and patient-centered care in the empowerment process. Models of positive and negative empowerment identify optimum conditions when patient and provider participate in service design and delivery as well as pitfalls and risks to patient and system when goals and input are mismatched. The book also translates concepts into practice with guidelines for empowerment strategies at the provider and organization levels to improve patient outcomes and system sustainability. 

Included in the coverage:

·         Empowering healthcare organizations to empower patients

·         A re-design of the patient-provider partnership

·         Patient empowerment: a requisite for sustainability

·         The risks of value co-destruction in service systems

·         The need for enlightening and managing the dark side of patient empowerment

·         Disentangling the relationship between individual health literacy and patient empowerment

Straightforwardly written as a call for proactive change, The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment is an illuminating text for scholars interested in patient empowerment and patient engagement, policymakers and managers operating in the healthcare field, and healthcare and social care providers.

About the authors

Rocco Palumbo, PhD, is a research fellow in Organizational Studies in the Department of Management and Innovation Systems and adjunct professor of Organizational Structuring and Accounting at the University of Salerno in Salerno, Italy. Dr. Palumbo is also adjunct professor of Organizational Studies at the School of Medicine at the University of Naples, Italy. 

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“Patient empowerment is the focus of this brief report, which attempts to define this concept and determine the gaps in knowledge regarding patient empowerment and how to implement it in clinical or research situations. … the author aims to attract readers interested in healthcare management and public health, including students, scholars, health professionals, policy makers, and senior management. … This book is a nice addition to healthcare literature.” (Carole A. Kenner, Doody's Book Reviews, July, 2017)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Bright Side and the Dark Side of Patient Empowerment
Book Subtitle
Co-creation and Co-destruction of Value in the Healthcare Environment
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58344-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58344-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-58343-3
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 85
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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