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Lived Experience (VTQ)

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About the Course

Do you know what it's like to live with a chronic illness? Or how challenging it is to access the proper care and support?

We know that there are so many people out there who live with chronic conditions. But do you know what they feel like? Do you understand the way they think? Is it possible to learn about their experience and make sense of it?

Experience is often cited as the most outstanding teacher, and that is especially true when you are dealing with chronic conditions like diabetes. We all know what it's like to live with a disease that can change unpredictably and cause complications. Understanding how someone else lives their life, making sense of your choices, and finding new ways of coping with challenges is indispensable in managing your health condition.

In a world where knowledge can be conveyed in various ways - from books to online tutorials - we want our learners to experience things for themselves so they will understand the connections between body and mind.

If not, then this course is for you!

We have been fortunate enough to get in touch with Healthwatch Essex, which keeps a finger on the pulse of healthcare issues and represents the views of people living with chronic conditions. The person-centred approach that healthcare settings adopt to deliver consumer-centric services requires that healthcare workers can understand the issues facing people with lived experience from their perspective. This course will cover various topics, from how someone understands diseases to their personality change due to health issues. You will be able to gain insight into a person's life by knowing about their lived experience. Plus, we will share knowledge in each module so that you can remember everything easily! If so, then Lived Experience Course is for you.

Healthwatch Essex has created an online course that offers an insight into people's lived experiences of living with a chronic illness. The video covers related topics.

From how people experience care to identifying good practices and areas for improvement. It also gives viewers an understanding of the challenges faced in accessing services and explores issues such as communication between healthcare providers and patients and families.

If you are interested in learning more about peoples' experiences of living with a chronic illness or want to improve your skills in providing care, this is the place for you! Specially designed by Healthwatch Essex trainers, this online course will take you to step by step through understanding these complex issues. And don't worry - plenty of opportunities are available to practice what you've learned!

Skills for Care:

Take the first step in understanding chronic illness. We all know how life-changing it can be to suffer from a chronic disease. This video gives an insight into the lived experience of people with this condition. These dialogues are a great insight into the issues faced by people in care, identifying good care and areas that need improvement.

Skills for Care has endorsed this online course created with Healthwatch Essex's understanding of what it means to live with a chronic illness and how these changes affect your day-to-day life.

Finding good care for people with chronic conditions is not always easy. Luckily, there are some things that everyone can do to make the experience easier and more comfortable. Healthwatch Essex has come up with a course that explains some of the everyday experiences you may encounter when getting help from a health professional. The video is engaging and will give you a clear picture of what you can expect when visiting the doctor or going for an appointment.

Accessibility is crucial, especially regarding conditions like these, so if you live in Essex, we highly recommend checking out this course by Healthwatch Essex! It's free, online, and easy to understand - perfect for anyone interested in learning more about how they can improve the quality of life of their loved one living with a chronic condition!

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