"Active Patient Support" - Co-creating health care in collaboration with patients

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“Active Patient Support” (APS) is a new national counselling initiative for patients with multiple chronic diseases in Denmark. APS aims to empower patients in strategies of self-care by counselling them them to tackle issues related to living with their illnesses. To achieve this aim, Region Zealand is carrying out a research project designed to develop and implement a communication model to be used to improve APS coaching. In the project, a group of patients and nurses, together with researchers, co-create knowledge about building beneficial and dialogical partnerships that can mpower patients and nurses.empower patients and nurses.

The research project has a collaborative, participatory design building on Action Research and Dialogue Communication Theory. The project has two phases: 1) an exploratory, data production phase that follows ten patients through the coaching period using participant observation, interviews and patient diaries; 2) a design and implementation phase based on two sets of workshops with patients and nurses. The workshopsuse the data producedin phase 1 as a foundation for joint exploration applying participatory dialogue methods (eg photo elicitation, forum theatre and practice narratives).

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Original languageDanish
Publication date29 May 2018
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2018
EventNordic Implementation Conference: Joining the forces of implementation - Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 28 May 201830 May 2018


ConferenceNordic Implementation Conference
LocationRadisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
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