Patient-centred care

Wednesday, 02.10.2013 | 09:00 - 12:00

Organised by Novo Nordisk

Exploring barriers and solutions to patient-centred care in diabetes

Chronic diseases pose an ever growing burden on societies across Europe at a time of economic crisis. There is growing recognition of the need to implement innovative healthcare solutions to better prevent, detect and control chronic diseases. At the heart of this are the people and families living their daily lives with chronic conditions. Empowering these people and delivering patient-centred care will be essential to maintain sustainable healthcare systems.

By using diabetes as a case study, this workshop will:

  • Explore the social and psychological barriers to implementing patient-centred care.
  • Map the current landscape of patient-centred diabetes care in Europe.
  • Facilitate dialogue on how to improve patient involvement, self-management and psychosocial support as part of innovative healthcare.
  • Share best practice in the area of patient-centred care taking diabetes as a model.

The workshop takes point of departure in the Diabetes Attitudes Wishes and Needs 2 (DAWN2™) study, which is a multinational study that gives a holistic view on diabetes care with insights from more than 15,000 people and 17 countries.

Presentations & discussion

A Forbes, Professor in Diabetes Nursing, King’s College London, UK

A Bevers, Board Member, International Diabetes Federation Europe, The Netherlands

J Kröger, Doctor, Centre for Diabetes Care, Hambug-East, Germany

M Comaschi, Professor, ICLAS Rapallo, Italy

S Eik Skovlund, Global Director Patient Research and Engagement, Novo Nordisk, Denmark


N Fahy, Independent Consultant and Researcher, United Kingdom

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