Planning and implementing individual or group TPE sessions

A therapeutic education program includes 4 stages

therapeutic education program 4 stages

3. Planning and implementing individual or group TPE sessions

The duration and variety of workshops depend on the patient’s educational needs and on the resources available (hospital or private practice).
The patient may choose to participate in an individual consultation (45 min to 1 h) or in one or more group sessions (2 h) where they will be required to learn the skills set out in their personalized program.

  • Participating in therapeutic education sessions is the best way for the patient to acquire skills and achieve the set objectives.
  • The sessions can be theoretical, informative and/or practical, but must always be interactive.
  • To “educate” means training the patient while developing their abilities and bringing out their personality.
  • The patient must play an active role to accept and integrate changes.

Two types of sessions are possible

Individual session

 tpe individual sessions

This is a personalized medical consultation, (30 min to 1 h) taking into account the problems encountered by the patient.
An example: a demonstration of how to use dermatological products can be done during a session.

Group session

 tpe group sessions

Workshops with small groups (6 to 10 people) are organized: parents can be placed with the children or separately. Workshops can also be organized according to age group to encourage child interaction and comprehension. Led by an expert/facilitator pair, the workshop can allow the dermatologist, allergist, pediatrician, psychologist, dietician, nurse, etc. to participate.
Each workshop lasts for an average of 2 hours and promotes interaction, alternating between reflection, discussion and theory.
Active patient participation and individual learning rhythms must be taken into consideration.

Workshop facilitation techniques and TPE tools offered for individual and group session

For individual sessions

tools for therapeutic patient-education individual sessions

Techniques

  • Active listening and gathering of information
  • Asking open-ended questions

Tools

  • Easel
  • Coloring book
  • PO SCORAD
  • "How to apply your cream” notepad

For group sessions

tools for therapeutic patient-education group sessions

Techniques

  • Points of reference to manage the group
  • Group dynamics

Tools

  • Metaplan and other types of activities
  • PO SCORAD cards
  • The Goose Game
  • Photo-language
  • Coloring books
 
 

Workshops with small groups (6 to 10 people) are organized: parents can be placed with the children or separately. Workshops can also be organized according to age group to encourage child interaction and comprehension. Led by an expert/facilitator pair, the workshop can allow the dermatologist, allergist, pediatrician, psychologist, dietician, nurse, etc. to participate.
Each workshop lasts for an average of 2 hours and promotes interaction, alternating between reflection, discussion and theory.
Active patient participation and individual learning rhythms must be taken into consideration.