Report on the development of a European competency framework for health and other professionals to support behaviour change in persons self-managing chronic disease and the associated common learning outcomes-based curriculum.

Auteurs
Cathal Cadogan, Judith Strawbridge, Afonso Cavaco, Afke Kerkstra, Cristina Baixinho, Isa Brito Félix, Marta Moreira Marques en Mara Pereira Guerreiro
Lectoraat
Kracht van Sport
Soort object
Rapport
Datum
2021
Samenvatting
Chronic diseases represent a significant burden for the society and health systems; addressing this burden is a key goal of the European Union policy. Health and other professionals are expected to deliver behaviour change support to persons with chronic disease. A skill gap in behaviour change support has been identified, and there is room for improvement. Train4Health is a strategic partnership involving seven European Institutions in five countries, which seeks to improve behaviour change support competencies for the self-management of chronic disease. The project envisages a continuum in behaviour change support education, in which an interprofessional competency framework, relevant for those currently practising, guides the development of a learning outcomes-based curriculum and an educational package for future professionals (today’s undergraduate students).