Self-Management Support Resources for Providers
Self-Management support is the provision of education and supportive interventions by health care staff to increase patients’ skills and confidence in managing their health problems, including regular assessment of progress and problems, goal setting and problem-solving support. (Adams, Greiner & Corrigan, 2004)
Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the highest rates of chronic disease in the country and the rates to increase. As a health organization, we aim to encourage self-management support in response to these numbers. We also know that our patients only spend a few hours each year with a health-care provider. They manage their own conditions at home on their own time, so it is important to support and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to do this work outside of our clinic spaces.
EDUCATION FOR SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FOR PROVIDERS
For Chronic Disease Self-Management education opportunities for staff please contact the Chronic Disease Self-Management Coordinator, Allison Scott, for information. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 709-884-4282.
Take PART recommends including a family member or supportive person in patient appointments. Physical attendance is not always possible with family members living away and recording appointments is sometimes a request. Please refer to Central Health’s policy on audio, video and photographic recordings below for more information.
More information about Chronic Disease Prevention and Management