If we put participation as the extreme of an axis, the other extreme of the axis could be marginality. So, it’s like saying participate or die. It may sound radical but that’s probably the right way to see it. Health participation has another axis: between professionals and patients.
Participation is a complex multidimensional matter, from one hand, it’s becoming a citizen’s right, and for the other it’s like a new scale relative to the citizen involvement in everyday personal life. + [Slides]
* International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies HCist17