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Results, outlook, and goals of this book 

Results, outlook, and goals of this book
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Results, outlook, and goals of this book
Author(s):

Wolfgang Grisold

, Walter Struhal

, and Thomas Grisold

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198796039.003.0032
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date: 23 August 2019

The main goals of this book are to provide a systematic view on advocacy and provide insight that advocacy is a useful and powerful tool. Advocacy, as used in the context of medicine and in particular neurology, is not new, but has always been practised by physicians and neurologists and can be considered an implicit permanent activity, even duty of the profession. The book defines advocacy and provides, views from different perspectives, tools on how advocacy projects could be practised. The experience from several subspecialties explain their own strategies and ways to advocate for patients and aspects of care in neurology. The book summarizes outlook, and ending, closing, and debriefing, as an important part of projects. Our best teachers are our patients, who either need our interventions and help, or on the other hand increasingly take advocacy issues into their own hands, with or without our guidance and leadership, which is within the changing relations of patients and physicians, as well as the increasing autonomy of patients and shared responsibilities. This chapter is a resume and reflects on overall goals that we hope to achieve.

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