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The role of general practitioner to empower patients in their self-management

The features of the general practice/family medicine speciality in Europe include developing a person-centred approach. Dr Francisco Camarelles Guillem shares his experience with the challenges that General Practitioners (GP) have to face in their practice.

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COMPAR-EU project and the importance of patient involvement

In 2019, European Patients’ Forum (EPF) has actively engaged with patients to ensure meaningful patient involvement is in place, and patient preferences are on board especially when it comes to key outputs produced by the project partners.

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Testing and implementing self-management programs: new approaches needed in Health Technology Assessment and Health Policy

Promising Health Care Technologies, of which self-management programs are excellent examples, require new approaches, tools and foremost: attitudes in health practice, in health care research and in health policy.

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Self-management on the go! The role of apps in self-management of chronic conditions

With the rise of interest in self-management both in the academic circles and in day-to-day life, apps promising support to self-manage have increased significantly with mixed results and some promising tendencies.

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The myth about decision aids: do they extend the clinical encounter?

There are various well-known myths about decision aids used in the clinical encounter. One of the most persistent one is the myth that decision aids extend the clinical encounter.

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The importance of “self” and “management” in self-management of chronic diseases

Successful self-management of a chronic condition goes far beyond the regular pill intake. Jacqueline Bowman-Busato shares her experiences on the challenges she had to face on her way to successful self-management.

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