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Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE)


The aim of therapeutic patient education (TPE) programmes is to help the patient to better manage life with a chronic disease or multiple pathologies. It is a continuous and permanent process.

What are TPE programmes ?

TPE programmes are intended for patients and for their circle of acquaintances (family, caregivers etc.).
They are coordinated by an educational group with activities led by healthcare professionals or other professionals and patients associations (expert patient etc.)
They contribute to the acquisition and preservation of skills related to self-care, mobility or to the acquisition of skills and psychosocial adaptation.
They should be personalized for every patient.Retour ligne automatique
Diverse formats of programme of TPE can be defined.Retour ligne automatique
TPE programmes do not have to be a succession of acts, nor a standardization of care but be personalized for each patient or group of patients.

Who can develop a therapeutic educational programme ?

Medical societies, medical and paramedical professional organizations, groups of healthcare professionals, patients’ associations can take the initiative to design structured TPE programme.Retour ligne automatique
Partnerships between the medical societies and patients’ associations are encouraged.