Patient empowerment 

Empowerment is “a multi-dimensional process that helps people gain control over their own lives and increases their capacity to act on issues that they themselves define as important.” Collective empowerment is “a process through which individuals and communities are able to express their needs, present their concerns, devise strategies for involvement in decision-making, and take political, social, and cultural action to meet those needs.”[6] [6] PaSQ, adapted from Luttrell et al. 2009 and the Duque project (www.duque.eu)