Key Messages

What are the key messages to advocate for PSD 2023?


  • The empowered expert patient who has taken control of their health journey and is contributing to health systems strengthening is an indispensable voice.

  • Expert patients are empowered with the knowledge and skills to actively participate in their healthcare decisions.

  • Expert patients contribute to a more patient-centred healthcare system.

  • Expert patients advocate for policies that prioritize patient-centred care, promoting a healthcare system that values individual experiences and needs.

  • Expert patients play a crucial role in global health initiatives, contributing to discussions on healthcare policies and practices.

  • Expert patients are more likely to engage in open and effective communication with healthcare providers. 

  • Expert patients often become advocates for others facing similar health challenges.

  • Advocating for expert patients promotes health literacy, ensuring that individuals understand their conditions, treatment options, and the importance of preventive measures.

  • Expert patients contribute to a collaborative culture where healthcare providers and patients work together as partners in care.