Patient Self-Management

Patient Self-Management Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Self-management is an important aspect of health care for individuals with chronic conditions. Patients and their families often have to learn and follow complex medical regimens, and make challenging changes in lifestyle, such as weight loss or increasing exercise. Through collaboration, patients, family, and providers share information, understand the patient’s goals, and create a plan that can be used to guide care at home and in the clinical setting.

The featured Innovations describe three programs that implemented one or more of the components of self-management that led to increased knowledge, adopting healthy behavior, and/or goal-setting.

The featured QualityTools describe three practical resources that health care professionals can use to support patients in self-management.

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