What Your Patient Is Thinking (WYPIT) is a series led and edited by patients and carers.
What are they about?
The articles are written by patients and carers and are a key part of The BMJ’s campaign to increase partnership with patients and public in healthcare. We wanted to have a series which is run and authored by patients, carers and the public.
These articles contain messages that are thought provoking, and challenging for clinical readers of The BMJ, who mainly consist of doctors from across the world. A WYPIT should tell clinicians things along the lines of “What I wish you [The BMJ’s audience] knew, and why.”, with learning that clinicians can take from your experience.