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Module 5: Empowering
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Looking back at connecting, assessing and responding, you may already have noticed that empowering is a thread running throughout the CARE Approach. In the context of the CARE Approach, ‘empowering’ refers to helping patients to feel more in control of their health and healthcare. The focus of empowering in the CARE Approach relates to the following four aspects: 1. appreciating the bigger picture 2. helping patients to gain control 3. action-planning and confi rming understanding 4. confi dence-building.