While patients are unquestionably part of the healthcare equation, their specific roles can and have been viewed in many ways. Patients can be recipients of healthcare, products of the healthcare process, consumers of healthcare, stakeholders in the system, or partners in the experience. While healthcare systems and providers have historically been the major determinant in prescribing this patient experience, changes in the healthcare environment have opened the door for a changing role with increased patient involvement and influence. Medical doctors such as Dave deBronkart and Hunter “Patch” Adams advocate for involving the patient in the healthcare journey and its associated decisions, with the latter stating, “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you’ll win” (Binder, 2013). [...]

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59581-8_4, hdl.handle.net/1765/105112
Buljac-Samardzic, M, & Clark, M.A. (2017). From Followership to Shared Leadership. In Distributed Leadership : The Dynamics of Balancing Leadership with Followership / Neha Chatwani (ed.) (pp. 85–112). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-59581-8_4