Table 2: Requirements to become (and remain) an expert patient.

MotivationWilling to get involved in the process of becoming an expert patient
Motivated to participate in care delivery/improvement

Training and updateAcquire basic education in the domain selected
Ideally take part in a certification program whenever available
Ensure regular update of knowledge and skills
Benefit from an active mentorship and effectively communicate with experts
Proceed regularly to a formal evaluation of competences
Participate in meetings and conferences in the field

Avoid biasesAvoid any commercial influences or personal biases in interventions
Always check sources of information
Avoid acting in domains out of field of expertise