The Association Savoir Patient (ASAP) was created in Geneva on August 26, 2003. It is the result of two years of participatory process and the fruit of a work for recognition by professionals and decision-makers -es, of the knowledge developed by the people confronted daily with the disease. The participation of patients, without being acquired, nevertheless extends more and more to the French-speaking cantons and abroad.
Among the main objectives of the Association:
- Help people with a health problem to formulate proposals based on their needs and expectations; facilitate their dissemination to institutions and individuals.
- Promote the taking into account of the expertise and knowledge of patients and their relatives to improve treatment protocols, medical and social care to improve the quality and efficiency of care, psychosocial support, as well as quality of life.
- Raise priority public health issues from the point of view of the people concerned in order to refocus actions on their needs. Involve these people in the development of health policies.
- Involve people with a health problem and their loved ones in the research process: from setting priorities to taking quality of life into account in clinical protocols and integrating research results into the research process. medical practice.
- Involve patients and their relatives in the training of professionals and future professionals in health and the social sector, in particular by developing training methods centered on testimonials and proposals from people concerned.
- Promote, organize, manage and carry out communication, information and training activities for people with health problems in order to facilitate the expression of their knowledge and deepen their knowledge of the health problem experienced .
- Facilitating access to information about their rights to help them better understand their health problems and the adverse effects of therapies; promote informed decision-making and the partnership between caregivers and caregivers.
- Promote, stimulate, create at the local, cantonal, national and international level the exchange and the dialogue between the professionals of the health and the social and the person suffering.
- Develop synergies with patient associations, professionals and other associations or structures with similar or complementary goals to share experiences, proposals and resources of all kinds.
- Stimulate these participatory approaches to highlight the needs, expectations, proposals and points of view of the people involved.
Encourage and support the realization of any project that achieves the above goals and their regular evaluation.
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