You might like to consider the perspective of how patients and health professionals can work together in solidarity, and the layers of representation issues it raises.
The Allies and Trojan Horses of Patient Advocacy (savvy.coop)
Dr Ann Lawless,
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
HIFA profile: Ann Lawless is a sociologist and patient representative, currently based in Australia. She has worked in a community health centre as a health worker, has taught health issues at university level including Indigenous health; and has an active and long term interest in health advocacy. She is a member of the HIFA-WHO working group on Learning for quality health services.
Email: lawlesszest AT yahoo.com