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BMJ Editorial: Clarifying the roles of patients in research

Discussion in 'Research methodology news and research' started by Indigophoton, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Indigophoton

    Indigophoton Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k1463
     
  2. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Twaddle again I would say.

    How about this bit:

    To avoid conflation of roles, all stakeholders should agree role descriptions at the beginning of a research study. This can help clarify expectation in large multidisciplinary teams for all research partners.

    Yes, it should be made clear that the role for this lot is to say 'thank you very much we feel so much better' and the role for that lot is to say that they feel much the same.

    Why on earth should roles for patients be defined in some anal fashion so that professors of health care whatsisname can feel magnanimous and erudite (ahem)?

    Patients with ME do a lot better than that.
     
  3. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Exactly.

    I reserve the right to be an uncooperative bastard patient. :p
     

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