CPME Rapporteur: Dr Katrín FJELDSTED (IS)
CPME Secretariat: Mr Markus KUJAWA


A good patient-doctor relationship is essential in order to achieve optimal results from treatment. One of the prerogatives is patient empowerment and this requires an informed patient. Patient empowerment is a process that helps people gain control over their own lives and increases their capacity to act on issues that they themselves define as important. Since 2018, CPME has been a member of the Strategic Programme Board of the Centre for Empowering Patients and Communities (CEmPaC).

Health literacy is a rather new but important concept, which fosters access to health and puts citizens and patients at the centre of health and healthcare. CPME is a member of the Health Literacy Coalition which contributes to the discussion on health literacy in Europe.

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