In the past, healthcare decisions have been mostly left up to doctors, with patients and their family members or caregivers not being actively involved. This is changing, however, as many doctors now see patients and their families as partners in deciding what treatments are best. As a result, many patients are taking an active role in researching diseases and treatments and are working with their doctors to determine the best healthcare for them.
CERTAIN's Patient Advisory Network brings together patients, caregivers, and family members who are interested in helping doctors and scientists make research better and more useful to patients. Patient advisors partner with researchers to provide the patient perspective to inform and improve healthcare research.