On June 29-30th and July1st 2011, was held in Rome a conference on Therapeutic Education in Atopic Dermatitis organized by the « Eczema Foundation ».
Discover the presentations made during the 2nd International workshops
Address by LaurenceF. Eichenfield
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine (Dermatology)
University of California, San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, USA
NEWS IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS
Abstract : The world of Atopic Dermatitis is full of new findings that will directly impact patient education. New studies on filaggrin mutations will cause us to change our perspectives about bacterial colonization of the skin, since we now know that staphylococcus epidermis helps the immune system. Publications about the monitoring and development of products that repair the epidermal barrier and filaggrin mutations will steer our work in a new direction.
Address by Alain Golay
Therapeutic Education Department for chronic diseases
University Hospital of Geneva – Switzerland
THERAPEUTIC EDUCATION TODAY : EDUCATION AND MEDICAL CARE
Abstract : Therapeutic patient education has existed for 30 years in Geneva and programmes have been established for 35 chronic diseases, however nothing has been done in dermatology.
For us, therapeutic education is the interweaving of education and medical care. It is an integrated and psycho-educational approach, where the patient lives with his or her disease on a daily basis. The patient, not the medical staff, is in control. Therapeutic education increases the efficacy of treatment and causes better adhesion to treatment by the patient, since it facilitates a better quality of life...
Address by Maya El Hachem
EDUCATOR EXPERTISE IN PSYCHOLOGY
Therapeutic education for atopic dermatitis is based on precise expertise in several specialties. In addition to the management of treatment adapted to patients' dermatitis, this chronic disease has multiple factors and can cause confusion in the mind of the patient who, before being treated by a therapeutic team, would have received several separate diagnoses from a pediatrician, dermatologist, etc., because of the various aspects of the disease (dermal, physical, emotional or dietary problems)...
Laurence F. EICHENFIELD
E-HEALTH AND THERAPEUTIC PATIENT EDUCATION (TPE)
The internet has changed our lives and the way we access information. The center in San Diego distributes information via the website www.eczemacenter.org. The internet should be used as a source of information since nowadays it is difficult to ensure that patients come and participate in our information and training sessions. On the website, care modules are provided for patients by the nurses and exchanges are dynamic and the information is spread. Even though we encourage our patients to use this new communication tool to have access to our care modules (bleach baths) there remains a risk of the spread of unfiltered information potentially harmful for patients when they carry out their own research....