[Autom. eng. transl.] n an epidemiological scenario dominated by chronic degenerative diseases, the involvement and engagement of the patient and his / her family in the treatment are increasingly a central need. Sick people gradually become experts in their pathology and can manage some aspects of therapy very effectively, even in stressful situations such as that linked to the health emergency from Covid-19. On a different level, patient organizations affect both organizational and clinical management of health by making available information otherwise difficult to grasp by health macrostructures. The text, in addition to dwelling on the theoretical boundaries of engagement and its difference / complementarity with practices such as empowerment, activation, health literacy, reports numerous examples of engagement 'in action', very useful for understanding how engagement find more and more widespread practical variations. Much of the volume also highlights how engagement can be achieved in the form of increasing justice and social equity, if the health inequalities that affect the lives of patients and their family caregivers are taken into consideration. In this perspective, engagement assumes at the same time an ethical - as well as pragmatic - value and can be a key for generating a cultural and organizational change in the management of citizens' health from prevention to the treatment of diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Evaluating the engagement and co-production of services in mental health: insights from the experience of the "Recovery.Net" Project|
|Title of host publication||La tripla elica: etica, engagement, equità. Il paziente tra autonomia e giustizia sociale|
|Editors||S. Barello, A. Maturo|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|