Participatory Medicine Is About Discipline of Choice, Not Freedom of Choice By Phil Baumann In Participatory Medicine With 2 Comments Tagged with #s4pm Critical Thinking On 20 Oct | '2012 Posting here…because Dave “@epatientdave” deBronkart haz things to say. Share: Lance Armstrong: A Cancer on the War Against Cancer? Next post Just Say No to Hospitals! Previous post Susan Eller Seeking clarification – because I don’t want to assume. It sounds as though you are talking about having a field of study/knowledge that would be participatory medicine. That it needs research, focus, study – deserving attention to facilitating the state of empowered & informed patients who can make choices based on available facts, resources, & options. That would involve teaching healthcare providers the necessary education and communication skills as well. Forgive me if I brought too many of my own biases to your platform – but I was intrigued. Health Is Social Hi Susan That wasn’t what I was getting at here…BUT what you offer us an important part if the overall spirit. That will be one if the things I discuss in future posts. You’re definitely on the right track.