A model of care for healthy menopause and ageing: EMAS position statement


Stute P., Ceausu I., Depypere H., Lambrinoudaki I., Mueck A., Perez-Lopez F. R. , ...More

MATURITAS, vol.92, pp.1-6, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.06.018
  • Title of Journal : MATURITAS
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-6

Abstract

Worldwide, the number of menopausal women is increasing. They present with complex medical issues that lie beyond the traditional scope of gynaecologists and general practitioners (GPs). The European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) therefore provides a holistic model of care for healthy menopause (HM). The HM healthcare model's core consists of a lead clinician, specialist nurse(s) and the woman herself, supported by an interdisciplinary network of medical experts and providers of alternative/complementary medicine. As HM specialist teams are scarce in Europe, they are also responsible for structuring and optimizing processes in primary care (general gynaecologists and GPs) and secondary care (HM specialists). Activities for accreditation of the subspecialty Women's Health are encouraged. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.