Therapeutic patient education unit

For a number of years, the Centre has provided education about treatments to patients. The Interdisciplinary Therapeutic Patient Education Unit (UTEP) [Unité Transversale d’Education Thérapeutique] was established to, among other things, coordinate the Centre’s numerous therapeutic patient education programmes. Many medical and paramedical professionals are trained in Therapeutic Patient Education.

To better support you during your illness and treatment, your care team may offer you the chance to attend a therapy education programme.

Objectives

To provide you with a better understanding of your illness and your treatment and to help you play an active role in your care, maintain your autonomy and preserve your quality of life.

Trained professionals

Many medical and paramedical professionals are trained in Therapeutic Patient Education.

  • To better support you during your illness and treatment, your care team may offer you the chance to attend a therapy education programme.
  • To better support you during your illness and treatment, your care team may offer you the chance to attend a therapy education programme.

The aim of the programme is to provide you with a better understanding of your illness and your treatment and to help you play an active role in your care, maintain your autonomy and preserve your quality of life.

EDUCATION CURRENTLY COVERS THREE TOPICS:

  • MANAGING ORAL TARGETED THERAPIES AND PREVENTING SIDE EFFECTS
    MANAGING ORAL TARGETED THERAPIES AND PREVENTING SIDE EFFECTS

    Team in charge:

    • Amel M’sadek, clinical nurse
    • Elodie Traineau, clinical nurse
    • Dr Brigitte Laguerre, oncologist
  • MANAGING PAIN MEDICATION: HOW TO IMPROVE MY QUALITY OF LIFE?
    MANAGING PAIN MEDICATION: HOW TO IMPROVE MY QUALITY OF LIFE?

    Team in charge:

    • Dr Estelle Botton, algologist
    • Valérie Lorand, nurse
    • Valérie Simmonet, specialist pain nurse
  • THERAPEUTIC EDUCATION ON NEURO-ONCOLOGY
    THERAPEUTIC EDUCATION ON NEURO-ONCOLOGY

    Team in charge:

    • Dr Elodie Vauléon, oncologist
    • Frédérique Lebrun, head of the Interdisciplinary Department of Oncology Patient Support Care (DISSPO)
    • Elodie Pelotte, nurse
    • Anne Jary, pharmacist
    • Isabelle Lecouillard, radiotherapist
    • Coralie Geffroy, technician

     

    The programme is carried out over two stages:

    1. An educational assessment is carried out by a therapeutic education nurse (or other professional participating in the therapeutic patient education programme) to identify your needs and requirements with regard to understanding your illness and treatment.
    2. You will then be invited to participate in individual and/or group workshops led by a therapeutic education nurse, a dietician, a pharmacist or other staff member. These workshops give you a better understanding of your illness and treatment and help you to manage your treatment at home more easily.

    You are free to choose whether or not to participate in our therapeutic patient education programmes. If you want to take part, you will need to sign a participation consent form. You can stop the course whenever you want. Your oncologist will be kept up to date with your progress and will continue to monitor your illness.

    Your general practitioner will also be kept abreast of your progress.