Following the successful International Care Pathway Conference 2015 in Reggio Emilia last October, E-P-A has a new National Section in Italy. Any country with more than 20 members can form a National Section. There are more than 20 individual E-P-A members in Italy, and there are two volunteers to lead the section. We introduce the Chair and Co-Chair of the Italian Section.
During the Round Table session on the final day of the ICPC2015, ms. G. Gelosini told the audience a very personal story from her perspective as a patient. She encountered negative and positive experiences during her illness. Among the negative experiences were not being taken serious by professionals and a fragmented care process. The positive experience were summarized in 7 positive aspects about care pathways:
At the closing of the ICPC2015, prof. Sermeus gave an overview of developments and challenges, and E-P-A’s role in advancing care pathways. He used the model for managing complex change by T. Knoster as structure: