patient empowerment


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patient empowerment

A generic term popular in the UK for encouraging the active participation of patients and carers in choosing management options, including eliciting quality-of-life utilities and preferences by discussion, viewing of interactive videos, etc.

patient empowerment

The providing of information regarding therapeutic options so that a Pt can actively participate in the decision on whether to undergo a diagnostic or therapeutic procedure, or pursue alternatives. See Patient Bill of Rights.

patient empowerment

philosophy that patients are active participants in, not passive recipients of, the caring process, and thus should be well informed about all aspects of their health, 'wellness status' and disease state, to gain maximum health benefit within the context of their social demands
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Investment in nurse empowerment and leadership may be an important step to patient empowerment for choice, decisions over care and treatment.
Objective: to promote solutions to facilitate the exchange of information between the professionals involved in the care process, promoting patient empowerment, implement and manage the telemedicine services, acquire and process information for monitoring and evaluation of performance through the ~use of digital technologies.
The future of neurostimulation is in miniaturization and patient empowerment," said Guri Oron, BlueWind's CEO.
Dubai -- With the growth rate of the GCC's healthcare sector expected to hit 12 per cent by 2018, patient empowerment and patient engagement through digital technologies will be the key drivers in feeding this boom in the UAE, says an industry expert.
Private Swedenbased company Health Consumer Powerhouse Limited, who carried out the report, found that waiting times are as long as in Sweden, patient empowerment is on a level with Romania and inequality is clear in the Irish health system.
Senior physiotherapist Richard King said: "This is truly a unique project that promotes patient empowerment and the use of non-medical intervention to improve health.
Finally, we have managed to improve the care of the patients and their families through patient empowerment.
The NACA is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation dedicated to combating all types of cancers through advocacy and awareness at community level, patient empowerment so as to participate in their treatment and cure.
Patient-centred care, partnership working, collaboration, self-care and patient empowerment are terms used to reflect some of these new ways of working.
This year's theme "Your Heart in Your Hands" focuses on patient empowerment and aims to encourage members of the public to recognize symptoms of heart rhythm disorders and seek adequate advice from health care professionals.
Patients' Bill of Rights, that includes private contracts, patient empowerment, and patient choice of physician.
Subsequent chapters explore areas such as health activism in the age of govnernance, patient empowerment in the Netherlands, and expert advisory groups.

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