People suffering from a chronic illness are likely to visit a doctor or health care worker several times a year to keep a check on their illness. However, they also have to take decisions on a daily basis about how to care for themselves. Educating people on self care is a key tool when dealing with chronic illnesses. Being an ACTIVE PATIENT means being able to understand and manage your illness, thereby aiding the work of health professionals.
The ACTIVE PATIENT programme provides help for people who suffer from a chronic illness so that they can learn how to care better for their health. This is done by means of workshops that are taught by people affected by a chronic illness who have been trained and accredited by Stanford University in the USA.
Consult the brochure to find out more and fill out the form online if you want to take part in the programme. If you prefer, you can download it here, print it out and hand it in at your health centre.