Linked to EAHP Statements:
Section 1: Introductory Statements and Governance
ACPE UAN: 0475-0000-16-001-L04-P. A knowledge based activity.
The epidemiological transition from infectious to chronic diseases calls for new ways of working with patients to manage their care. Although patient-centred approaches have contributed to significant advances in care and to treatments that more fully respect patients' preferences, values, and personal experiences, the reality is that health professionals still hold a monopoly on the role of healer. Patients live with their conditions every day and are experts when it comes to their own experience of illness; this expertise should be welcomed, valued, and encouraged by all members of the care team. The Patient partnership approach, developed in the last five years by the University of Montreal, embodies the ideal of making the patient a full member, a true partner, of the healthcare team. In this perspective, an interdisciplinary team of patients, health professionals and researchers in social sciences, recruited and trained a team of more than 150 expert patients who contribute on a daily basis to multiple patient engagement projects in care, education and research.
Pharmacists can take leadership in implementation of this new vision of care and inter-professional education. Speakers will include examples of ways pharmacists can apply this approach to their practice and promote this new vision.
*References : The Patient as Partner in Care: Conceptual Grounds for a Necessary Transition. Karazivan and al., Academic Medicine (to be published in 2015) Partners in Interprofessional Education: Integrating Patients-as-Trainers. Vanier MC, Dumez V et al., Pp 73-84 in: Partnering with Patients, Families, and Communities to Link Interprofessional Practice and Education. Proceedings of a conference sponsored by Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation; New York 2014. http://macyfoundation.org/publications/publication/partnering-with-patie....