Solidarité, agentivité, autorité. Un siècle de tentatives d’autonomisation des en France (1918–2009)

The patient empowerment process that took place in France during the 20th century can, artificially, be divided into three major periods, marked by the principles of solidarity, agency, and authority. This tripartition makes it possible to better understand the challenges of this movement and to see how the advent of health democracy, which took place at the beginning of the 21st century, led, through its depoliticization of autonomy issues, to the dismissal of patients towards a form of subalternity. Paradoxically, the new figures of the patient, the expert, or the partner bear witness to this subalternity.

This content has been updated on 29 September 2022 at 13 h 56 min.