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12.8 Pattern participantliving - Content

FHIR Infrastructure Maturity Level: 1Informative

A pattern followed by resources that represent the participant in some activity, process, or responsible for providing information about a resource.

This is NOT a resource. It is not part of the FHIR schema and cannot appear directly in FHIR instances. It is a logical model that defines a pattern adhered to by other resources. This pattern is defined to provide a standard "view" that might be useful for implementers in processing and manipulating all resources that adhere to this pattern. Typically, this appears in object frameworks as an interface that the various resources that adhere to the pattern implement.

A "participant" takes part in a process, and may be the subject of process, or responsible for the event occurring, or may be responsible for recording or reporting information about the event. Examples include patients, practitioners, organizations, groups of patients or practitioners.

A living participant is usually (but not always) a human, and may have information about the participant's bithDate, gender, and language capabilities. In addition, a photo may be provided.

This pattern applies to some participants. Other Participant patterns which living participants also follow:

Though this pattern is intended instantiated by many resources, as listed below), there is some variation in the value domains of the underlying resources, and any use of the pattern will need to account for this. ConceptMaps describing the relationship in a computable manner are provided as part of the definition.


NameFlagsCard.TypeDescription & Constraintsdoco
.. ParticipantLiving IParticipantContactableParticipant Pattern

Elements defined in Ancestors: identifier, active, name, telecom, active
... birthDate 0..1dateThe date of birth for the individual
... gender 0..1codemale | female | other | unknown
AdministrativeGender (Required)
... photo 0..*AttachmentImage of the participant

doco Documentation for this format


alternate definitions: Master Definition XML + JSON.

ParticipantLiving.gender The gender of a person used for administrative purposes.RequiredAdministrativeGender
ParticipantLiving.communication A human language.Preferred, but limited to AllLanguagesCommonLanguages

birthDate gender photo communication
Patient 1 1 1 1
Practitioner 1 1 1 1
RelatedPerson 1 1 1 1