Developing and translating a new model for teaching empowerment into routine chronic care management: an international patient-centered project
Wallace, Carolyn A.
Background: Health professional education has been criticized for not integrating patient expertise into professional curricula to develop professional skills in patient empowerment. Objective: To develop and translate a new expert patientcentered model for teaching empowerment into professional education about routine chronic care management. Methods: Eight Finnish patients (known as expert patients), 31 students, and 11 lecturers from 4 European countries participated in a new pilot intensive educational module. Thirteen focus groups, artefacts, and an online student evaluation were analyzed using a thematic analysis and triangulated using a meta-matrix. Results: A patient-centered pedagogical model is presented, which describes 3 phases of empowerment: (1) preliminary work, (2) the elements of empowerment, and (3) the expected outcomes. These 3 phases were bound by 2 cross-cutting themes “time” and “enabling resources.” Conclusion: Patient expertise was embedded into the new module curriculum. Using an example of care planning, and Pentland and Feldman’s theory of routine organization, the results are translated into a patient-centered educational model for teaching empowerment to health profession students.
Chronic care management , Empowerment , Patient centered , Education , Routine theory
Wallace, C. A., Pontin, D., Dokova, K., Mikkonen, I., Savage, E. and Koskinen, L. (2017) 'Developing and translating a new model for teaching empowerment into routine chronic care management: an international patient-centered project', Journal of Patient Experience, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.1177/2374373517721516
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