About this Research Topic
In the last years, health care has been shifting towards a model in which the patient plays a more active role. As a consequence, health care providers are expected to become more sensitive to the patient's needs and preferences resulting in a better quality of life. Concepts such as empowerment, self-efficacy, health literacy, shared decision-making, patient-centricity or centeredness are becoming common in the medical literature. In the field of movement disorders, convergence between multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary care is widely accepted as the standard of care but the role of the person with the disease still has to be better defined.
The purpose of this Research Topic is to publish high-quality research papers addressing patient empowerment and related strategies aiding the shift from a physician-centred care towards patient-centred care for persons with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and other hypo- and hyperkinetic affections. The following types of articles are welcome: Original Research, Brief Report, Mini Review, Review, Methods, Opinion and Perspective.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to: patient empowerment, patient participation, patient control, patient-centeredness, self-efficacy, health literacy, development and validation of questionnaires and satisfaction surveys, development of facilitation environments, conceptual maps, frameworks, healthcare service quality improvement and patient-centred integrated healthcare.
The scope of the Research Topic should provide broad interest to readers since it spans movement disorder specialists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, geneticists, nurses, and any allied health professionals involved in the care of persons with a movement disorder.
Keywords: Patient empowerment, patient centricity, patient engagement, patient involvement, personalized medicine
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