ESTHER, nothing about me without me

ESTHER, nothing about me without me

ESTHER, nothing about me without me

Esther is a network for promoting and developing complex care.The question: What is best for Esther? has been our guiding light. This question has two angles, first and foremost to listen to the individual, what matters to them as well as looking at what would be best based on scientific facts and evidence, before making any decisions regarding their care and support. Not only does this approach give Esther the opportunity to describe how they feel and experience their situation but it also helps the professionals to link treatment suggestions and other recommendations to what matters to Esther and increasing the compliance as Esther gets a better understanding of how this will help them achieve what feels best for them. This calls for all professionals and organisations involved in the care and support for Esther link together and communicate, between themselves as well as with Esther or, when needed, their representatives. The results of this work speaks for itself when we look at the data collected over the years. Less unnecessary admissions to hospitals, shorter stays in hosptal and a significant decrease in re-admissions within 30 days.


Presenter/s: Anna Carlbom (Kent County Council, United Kingdom) , Nicoline Vackerberg (Qulturum, Region Jönköping County, Sweden) , Marie Winald Karlström (ESTHER and Living Library, Sweden) , Esther Lim (Singapore General Hospital, Singapore)