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Treating my type 2 diabetes through diet and exercise – resisting a predetermined medicalized future

Healthcare – especially public healthcare – is optimized for  risk management. This will always be true despite talk of ‘personalized medicine’. It perpetuates its own truths and pre-approves acceptable choices for patients. Our experts and clinicians are trained to operate the system as it is, not to construct it on the fly according to each patient’s needs. Continue Reading

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“The trouble with patient and public involvement (PPI)” – keynote at Cochrane Colloquium 2018

As enthusiasm for PPI in health research increases, the tensions and conflicts experienced by both patients and researchers also become amplified. In this keynote Jennifer examines some of PPI’s problems by considering fundamental questions such as what is happening, why is it happening, and who is benefiting? Continue Reading