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The overarching mission of the European Association of Urology is to raise the level of urological care in Europe, and for many years this has been done through educational and scientific programmes aimed at urologists.
In recent years it has become clear that the next impactful step in this process can only be made if the general public, the patients, and their families become more involved and become part of the EAU mission. Well-informed patients are better equipped to talk about issues that worry them, to share the information about the way they experience their condition and treatment. This encourages a meaningful dialogue between the doctor and the patient, leading to better care.
Every urological patient in Europe should have access to the highest quality patient information. The mission of the EAU Patient Information initiative is to provide reliable patient information on urological diseases which takes into account the latest scientific evidence, expert recommendations, and the needs of patients. This information must be consistent in content and quality throughout all of its translations and relevant to patients living in different countries. EAU patient information is in line with the EAU Guidelines.
Our vision and ambition
Several years from now, this website will host patient information, educational video material, and an extensive library of downloads covering all urology conditions. The information will be regularly updated to take into account the latest scientific evidence and expert recommendations and will be translated into all European languages.
How are we going to get there?
To achieve our ambition, we work with many enthusiastic partners, who contribute to the development, review, translation and adaptation of the materials published on this website. As our partner network expands, we will be able to tackle a larger scope and regularly add new materials and languages. Additionally, we will continue to rely on the extensive infrastructure of the EAU to bring all the expertise we need into this project.
Is there place for more patient information?
There is a lot of patient information on the internet and many different printed materials are being produced every day. Some of this information comes from trusted authorities, like hospitals or national health services, but quite a lot of it comes from unreliable and biased sources. We believe that by providing another reliable source of patient information on the internet we make a meaningful contribution to the network of trustworthy information suppliers, enabling patients and their family to educate themselves more easily.