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Following on from the workshop held during the Helsinki convention, LUPUS EUROPE organised a Patient panel, bringing together 10 people living with lupus, from 7 countries, to share their experience about “treatment”, with a view to help improving the quality of life of people living with lupus. The Panel was conducted through a series of interactive presentations, team discussions and working groups, and resulted in the drafting of 3 letters addressed respectively to: People living with lupus, Patient Organisations, and the medical community; suggesting how they can each help in their respective areas.

The key points highlighted during the two day event were:

“Treatment” is broad; it is both medicine based and non-drug based, and can be categorised in three ways – core, medical, and well being. Treatment can be defined as any product or activity that aims at improving quality of life for the person with lupus.

Access includes ease of contact with Health Care Practitioners and support services such as orthotics as well as availability of medicines.  The individual’s personal adherence can be reinforced or weakened by the relationship with the Health Care Practitioner.

Patients will take new medicine provided they understand the reasons why and the side effects; management of patient expectations in terms of medication (speed of noticeable effects) and relating to support staff are equally important for correct treatment compliance.

We noted a dual-faceted infusion experience, as viewed by the person with lupus; it can either be viewed as an experience which emphasises their own incapacity or one which they view as contributing to their long-term quality of life.

Patient Organisations have a critical role to play, creating a community, sharing reliable information, providing hope, raising awareness and advocating for lupus.

Please read the report available here (members only area). If you have forgotten your login or password to access the members’ section, send an email to secretariat@lupus-europe.org 

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📈 In 2020, our "Living with Lupus" survey revealed the significant burden and vast differences in #SLE care across Europe from the patient's perspective.

🔊These findings have become invaluable to lupologists worldwide, shaping how this complex disease is understood and managed.

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‼️ Your participation is crucial in providing a comprehensive view of the current challenges and needs faced by those living with lupus.

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‼️ #Lupus is more than a disease with physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue; it's an illness that can influence every part of your life.

⚠️ #SLE can potentially affect a wide range of daily activities, from educational pursuits and career development to maintaining family relationships and social activities.

✅ That is one of the reasons why you have to complete the "Living with Lupus in 2024" survey: to understand the real-world impact of lupus to be able to advocate for better support, care, and treatment options.

🌟 Your insights are invaluable in shaping effective interventions and enhancing support systems for everyone affected by this complex condition in Europe.

🙏 Don't miss this unique opportunity to advocate for change and push for advancements in how lupus is managed and treated, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve.

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‼️ #Lupus is more than a disease with physical symptoms such as pain and fatigue; its an illness that can influence every part of your life.

⚠️ #SLE can potentially affect a wide range of daily activities, from educational pursuits and career development to maintaining family relationships and social activities.

✅ That is one of the reasons why you have to complete the Living with Lupus in 2024 survey: to understand the real-world impact of lupus to be able to advocate for better support, care, and treatment options.

🌟 Your insights are invaluable in shaping effective interventions and enhancing support systems for everyone affected by this complex condition in Europe.

🙏 Dont miss this unique opportunity to advocate for change and push for advancements in how lupus is managed and treated, ensuring that every individual receives the care they deserve.

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