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Workshops with patients, relatives, doctors, nurses and other medical staff are essential for Heracles.
Informational and Educational Videos are important for empowering patients and relatives.
Heracles works on creating two platforms that will help patients and relatives in the empowerment process as well as supporting doctors, nurses, and other clinical personnel in learning to better communicate with their patients.
Patients and relatives on the one hand and doctors, nurses and medical staff on the other hand represent two worlds that are often separated, making mutual understand a tough task. Heracles brings them together.
Health literacy is a crucial point to patient empowerment. Unfortunately health literacy is low in many people. It is therefore part of Heracles' mission to raise awareness of this topic in the general public.
Finding one's way through a health carte system full of bureaucracy, time pressure, and complex therapy options is a strenuous task. The Heracles project sets out to assist the affected and offer guidance.
HERACLES is German-Danish cross-border collaboration and health innovation Interreg 5a project funded by the European Union's Regional Development Fund