AMR Voices Series: Amplifying the patient voice

  13 January 2021

Then there is the ultimate, almost unspeakable terror – that there will eventually be no antibiotics left that can treat their infection. This is the deep-seated fear that invariably surfaces in every conversation when patients open up and talk about living with infections caused by resistant bacteria, and their devastating, life changing effects.

The Patient Support team at Antibiotic Research UK was set up to offer much needed support for these patients. The charity recognised that people living with resistant and recurrent infections lacked someone to speak to, and importantly someone that would listen to them, with expertise and, importantly, time – a luxury which few health professionals have.

 

Further reading: Nesta Challenges
Author(s): Arlene Brailey
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