The Peer Mentoring Program is designed to help empower patients with Scleroderma to take control of their lives and their healthcare.
- Share patient education information
- Serve as role models
- Provide empathic listening
- Aid in problem-solving
- Help clarify values
- Help relieve anxiety
- Legitimize feelings
They help patients think through alternatives, and cope with depression and anger that are natural to the process. They are positive role models who provide hope, encouragement and understanding.