Journal article

Communal responsibility: a history of health collectives in Australia

Matthew P Grant, Jennifer AM Philip, Luc Deliens, Paul A Komesaroff

INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

Healthcare encompasses multiple discourses to which health professionals, researchers, patients, carers and lay individuals contribute. Networks of patients and non-professionals often act collectively to build capacity, enhance access to resources, develop understanding and improve provision of care. This article explores the concept of health collectives and three notable examples that have had an enduring and profound impact in the Australian context.