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The printed version is published four times a year in German, French and English. The topic of the current issue (spectra 125): Engaging with patients.
A Patient and Family Advisory Board has been set up to support further implementation of the “Promoting self-management in non-communicable diseases, addiction and mental illness” project. This step reflects the project’s philosophy of “Nothing about us without us”. more
Patient engagement is an important challenge, and one that the FOPH is keen to support. There are various ways of engaging with patients and their relatives, ranging from the micro level, where professionals and patients hold one-to-one discussions, through to the macro level, where patients and their families may be asked to provide input for new draft legislation, for example. more
Five questions for Denise Schwegler from the female genital cutting prevention unit at Caritas Switzerland. The unit assists and supports “multipliers” – key individuals in the communities from countries where cutting is practised. The unit partners with the multipliers to organise awareness events and counselling. By doing so they help protect at-risk girls and women. more