"The contributors to this book are experts in their field, adding a credibility that helps the reader relax. The varied experiences of people working not only within the UK but also Finland - where much of the work in this area has been caried out - are showcased." Nursing Standard How does patient participation work in practice? What does it look like when it happens? How can it be researched and how can it be taught? This comprehensive new book provides answers to these questions by exploring interconnections between theory, research and practice. It draws on different disciplinary perspectives in the health and social sciences and invites comparisons between different health care settings. With patient participation as the central theme, this book: Draws on patient, professional and academic perspectives Makes substantive contributions to policy, practice and professional development Contributes to the development of the field by offering new material and insights The research content of each chapter is accompanied by ideas for its educational and practical application. Real examples invite comparison with academic research and health professionals’ experience. Patient Participation in Health Care Consultations takes a multidisciplinary approach and is key reading for students and academics in health and social sciences and for practising health care professionals. It will also be of interest to patients, carers and policy makers. Contributors: Sarah Collins, Nicky Britten, Carol Bugge, John Chatwin, Rowena Field, Joseph Gafaranga, Aled Jones, Pirjo Lindfors, Anssi Perakyla, Johanna Ruusuvuori, Fiona Stevenson, Andrew Thompson, Ian Watt.