EWMA Podcast: Patient Engagement, Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Ulcers


    In this episode, you can listen to a conversation between the EWMA Podcast Host Samantha Holloway and Dr Athanasios Hassoulas, director of the MSc in Psychiatry programme and Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at Cardiff University. They will talk about the meaning and impact of patient engagement and empowerment in relation to diabetes and diabetic foot ulcer management. The podcast provides reflections on the topic as well as recommendations on how to implement these person-centred tools in your meetings with diabetic foot ulcer patients in you daily clinical practice. 


    By listening to this episode, you will learn about:

    • The concepts of ‘patient engagement’ and ‘patient empowerment’ in disease management
    • The concept of self-efficacy and how it relates that to an individual with diabetes, and in particular  to an individual with a diabetic foot ulcer?
    • Main reasons for disengagement of individuals with diabetes and /or diabetic foot ulcers in their care? 
    • The strategies or approaches clinicians may use to facilitate patient empowerment and engagement in their treatment / management? For example, 
      • What role does concordance and shared-decision making have in supporting individuals as co-producers of their health? 
      •  How can non-specialist healthcare professionals engage in the prevention of diabetic foot ulcers?
    • The use of the terminology ‘adherence’ and ‘compliance to treatment’ in relation to patient engagement and empowerment. 
    • The concept of health literacy and its impact on patients with diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers. 
    • Methods and tools that can be used in clinical practice to improve care of patients with diabetes and diabetic foot ulcers.


    Podcast host:

    Samantha Holloway, Reader and Programme Director in the Centre for Medical Education, School of Medicine based at the College of Life and Biomedical Sciences at Cardiff University in the UK


    Podcast guest:

    Dr Athanasios Hassoulas, Director of the MSc in Psychiatry programme and Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at Cardiff University, Wales, UK

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