Welcome to a session where we focus on the work of our patient supporters – a unique function in Region Jönköping county since 2012.
With their own experience and life knowledge; Henrik, Patrik and Ann-Charlotte, help other patients to see opportunities to live with chronic illness and take control of their own lives.
How do they inspire to a better quality of life and enable patients to become co-creators of their own care? In what ways has the meetings changed over the years?
The patient supporter is a complement to healthcare professional practitioners through conversations with the patient and the ambition is to be a natural part of the team around the patient.
The role of a patient supporter not only include being helpful in seeking information for patients and relatives, it also includes giving advice and inspiration based on their own experience as a patient in order to make the patient feel more involved and increase the co-creation of their own care.
Within Region Jönköping County there are many different areas, projects and training where patient support can participate.
The patient supporters play an important role with their commitment and input on the future of care.
Together with the profession, development managers and officials, patient supporters develop care through their unique experience and knowledge.