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The patient’s psychosocial skills: a proposal
Jean-François d’Ivernois, Rémi Gagnayre and The IPCEM working group
Educ Ther Patient/Ther Patient Educ 2011; 3(2): S201-S205
DOI: 10.1051/tpe/2011103

The 2007 recommendations of the HAS-INPES (Haute Autorité de Santé-Institut National de Prévention et d’Éducation pour la Santé) on therapeutic patient education (TPE) differentiate two classifications of the skills patients should acquire through educational programs in order to cope with their disease: self-care and life skills (the latter are inspired by the psychosocial skills suggested by the WHO). Being their formulation very general, a working group of IPCEM (association for developing TPE) suggests to formalize the definition of eight additional skills that we explain in this article.

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