»Mentoring newly diagnosed patients« education event in Maribor (University Medical center Maribor)
An education event devoted to mentors, who are helping new diagnosed celiac disease patients to better cope with chronic disease diagnose, was organized in Maribor, in frame of our pilot project on Saturday, 3rd February 2018, under the professional guidance of psychologist Jernej Vidmar. Mentors presented their first mentoring experiences.
Mentors gained new knowledge and shared the experiences during the workshops and presentations. Main topics: living with chronic disease, good practices exchange, how to improve patient self-management, how to foster patient cooperation, mentorship supervision.
We hope to develop a sustainable Celiac Disease Society service to improve quality of life of chronic patients.