An action and advocacy movement for careful and kind patient care

OUR MISSION

The Patient Revolution is an action and advocacy movement for careful and kind patient care; arming patients and the public with the tools, resources and support they need to tell their stories in the clinical and public spheres, reminding us of the importance of empathy, compassion, and generosity in healthcare. Read more about how we think this can lead to to a revolution.


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A PROPosal for a patient revolution

Watch Victor Montori explain why we need a Patient Revolution at TEDxZumbroRiver.

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PLAN YOUR CONVERSATION CARDS

Clinical visits aren't only for questions. They are also a space for you to talk about things going on in your life that may impact your health. Have an issue you'd like to talk about with your clinician? We have a tool that help you think through what you want to say, and practice, before you find yourself in the doctor's office.

Topics people have discussed using these cards:

  • vegetarian diet
  • sexual orientation
  • concerns about diminishing eyesight
  • stress related to a family member with schizoaffective disorder

HOW DO WE MAKE EVIDENCE CARE?

The Patient Revolution chair, Victor Montori, gave a talk at EvidenceLive about how relying on data and guidelines alone to direct treatment decisions ignores a critical and significant part of the care equation.

Patients - Watch to understand how telling your clinician about what is going on in your life can transform the care you receive.

Clinicians - Watch to be reminded of how understanding a patient's context can allow you to apply guidelines and treatment options in a way that fits into a patient's life.