New Cases from Europe
Communication Tools from across Europe
To enhance sharing of experiences and ideas we have gathered a list of examples of tools produced to promote health through self care. The list is not as such comprehensive (yet) and we would very much like to add further examples to the list. Please contact us if you know of good existing tools that should/could be added to the list.
1. United Kingdom
Share your experience and cases!
On our list of cases about self care communication tools we welcome yours as well. Please write us – attaching or linking to your tool and explain about the target group, the situation, and (as much as possible) the effects.
Write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples from the United Kingdom
Treat Yourself Better
Self Care Forum.org
A report with an evaluation of the Working in Partnership Programme Self Care in Action Initiative
Fishermen and Farmers
Self Care for Life
|Cases by Format||Uses, benefits and considerations|
Example 1: Global Wealth Inequality
Example 2: NHS Minor Ailment Service
time (through voice and visual)
Examples from Scandinavia
The Hygiene Week
An annual prevention week in Denmark and Sweden – targeting (hand) hygiene – engaging professionals in municipalities to interact with citizens, colleagues, decision makers, consumers, children, and elderly and encourage all to work towards better prevention of communicable diseases.
www.hygiejneugen.dk and www.hygienveckan.se (needs English introduction)
Many Swedes do use this homepage as a first resource whenever they have any questions wrt their own health or the health of someone close to them as for example their child etc.
Examples from Holland
A site made by GP’s which gives practical advice about ailments and when to contact a GP.
Examples from Poland
Advice for Patients
PATtube was created for patients and their loved ones. Users can find here information and advices which in a clear way explain the basic problems and health issues associated with both diseases that commonly occur as well as rare diseases. In PATtube you can find information about: symptoms, recognition, diagnostics, treatment possibilities, guidelines and standards of practice, rehabilitation, nursery care etc.
ALL OF THE MATERIALS ARE IN POLISH for the Polish patient community to be found using the link http://www.korektorzdrowia.pl/dla-pacjenta/porady-dla-pacjentow/
Examples from Spain
Patient Information Sheets
Information sheets to help patients to understand the nature, the symptoms, prevention tips and recommended treatment of some common health conditions and/or minor ailments.
Currently there exist 81 different sheets, but they are continuously updated and new issues added according to society needs, ie. Exercising for obese patients, one of the last items to be added. A very good language adaption tool also exist.