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Therapeutic education aims at helping patients gain or maintain competences that are necessary to manage their lives optimally with a chronic disease.
The Hemodialysis centers of Aubagne and Aix-en-Provence have been entitled by the Regional Health Agency to set up a therapeutic education program dedicated to non-dialyzed patients suffering from chronic kidney insufficiency (stage 4 and 5) as well as for dialyzed patients suffering from chronic kidney insufficiency.
Our program is part of a specific patient pathway which can be consulted at www.oscarsante.org
This program lies on the dedication, competence, and experience of our multidisciplinary staff (nephrologist, pharmacist, state-registered nurse, dietician, volunteers from patient associations) trained by certified companies.
Our educational approach comprises several distinct steps:
- Drafting of a personal educational diagnosis with the patient so as to define his needs and expectations,
- Definition of a personalized therapeutic education program defining all skills that the patient should acquire or mobilize,
- Planning and implementation of therapeutic education sessions,
- Assessment of learning outcomes towards the end of the program.