Participation: myths, realities and prognosis.

@article{Brownlea1987ParticipationMR,
  title={Participation: myths, realities and prognosis.},
  author={Arthur Brownlea},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1987},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={605-14}
}
The prospects for increased participatory approaches in health arenas has to recognise not only the encouraging developments (e.g. the "rights" legislation, global health program approaches, social action acceptability, growth in community advocacy skills, freedom of information legislation) but also the persistence of some long-standing impediments (e.g. entenched medical dominance, antagonistic bureaucratic cultures, a centralist supremacy, an intractable political economy of health… CONTINUE READING

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