Published time: 16 April 2020
Authors: Peter J. Pitts
Keywords: COVID-19, healthcare, policy, convalescent plasma.
The COVID-19 pandemic has catapulted the issue of the patient voice in healthcare and healthcare policy to the front of the global agenda. From social distancing, quarantines, and the wearing of masks, to questions surrounding the urgency of vaccines, hygiene, clinical trials, ‘emergency use authorizations’, testing, and convalescent plasma, the world has moved beyond general issues such as health literacy to a more crucial issue … the role of the patient voice in partnering to save our species from a devastating virus though informed and active participation.
Our Most Powerful Weapon to Fight COVID-19 Patient Involvement