Communal responsibility: a history of health collectives in Australia

Matthew P. Grant, Jennifer A.M. Philip, Luc Deliens, Paul A. Komesaroff

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1177-1180
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019


  • communities
  • HIV
  • informal caregiver
  • parent group
  • patient group
  • support group

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