Mary Lynne van Poelgeest-Pomfret of World Federation of Incontinence Patients shows what patient empowerment can mean in practice and how the practical implementation can change the lives of our patients/citizens for the better. The World Federation of incontinent Patients show importance and...
Brian W. Wu of the Clinician Today shares his insights on the topic of internet and patient Empowerment. The effect the internet has had on nearly every aspect of life, including the role it has played in patient education and empowerment, cannot be understated. By sheer numbers, the internet’s...
IAPO member Danjuma Adda, Executive Director at Center for Initiative and Development (CFID)/ Chagro-Care Trust (CCT) in Taraba state, Nigeria, explores the issue of patient empowerment from an African perspective.
Patient Information Forum has held a series of conversations with long-term condition patients to understand their experiences of being provided with health information, and what opportunities exist to improve how information can support and empower them. From the conversations, the following key points have been identified;
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This is an interactive online course, which is aimed at anyone interested in knowing more about opportunities and challenges for the use of real-world evidence in medicine development. It is an ideal resource for anyone who wishes to become familiar with the key issues in the areas of real-world...
What if every single part of your body hurts and you have no explanation? What if it’s hard for doctors to determine your diagnosis? What if there is no relief in sight? Through FindMecure, Thomas Jarvis, a patient with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, gives us a glimpse of what it is to live with...
Pain is a serious sensory threat that can affect virtually any part of the body in varying degrees. The way people experience pain differs greatly, with some tolerating it more than others. It is important to note that pain can be significantly debilitating and affect the overall quality of life. Dr. James Trapasso , Medical Director, Presbyterian Medical Group, discusses pain management and its benefits and risks.
This month’s policy briefing focuses on pain management. IAPO’s Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare outlines that, despite representing patients from many different disease backgrounds, the focus must be on addressing the common needs of all patient communities, regardless of their disease area.

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