Posts tagged Chronic disease
What’s in a name? Is ‘looking after myself’ the same as ‘self-management’?

Policy makers and service providers are looking to self-management, particularly of chronic illness, to maximise limited health resources. Despite increasing use of the term “self-management”, however, this terminology does not appear to resonate with consumers. Meg Polacsek, PhD candidate, considers whether policymakers should be using the same language as those who are affected most by their decisions.


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